Broomielaw-Tradeston bridge ('Squiggly Bridge')

This new pedestrian bridge provides a vital link between Tradeston on the south bank of the river and Glasgow's International Financial Services District.

  • Aerial view of the Broomielaw Tradeston Bridge
  • The Broomielaw Tradeston Bridge at night
  • The Broomielaw Tradeston Bridge

Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council

Other Partners: European Regional Development Fund.

Project Team: Glasgow City Council Development and Regeneration Services; Glasgow City Council Land Services; Edmund Nuttall Halcrow Dissing and Weitling

Project History
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  • Bridge wrapped up during construction
  • The bridge nearing completion
  • Completion of Broomielaw Tradeston Bridge
  • View of bridge looking towards Broomielaw
  • View of bridge looking towards Broomielaw
  • View of Broomielaw Tradeston Bridge at dusk


Glasgow City Centre, Tradeston


The bridge's design, which was devised by Halcrow civil engineers in partnership with Scandinavian architects Dissing and Weitling, reflects Glasgow City Council's objectives to improve accessibility across the river and create a landmark waterfront structure.  The sinuous double curve creates a wave-like structure across the river and can be viewed as a landmark of engineering success by Glasgow-based Halcrow civil engineers in partnership with Scandinavian Dissing and Weitling.

The new bridge is ideally positioned to act as a catalyst for investment, promote confidence in the city and have a fundamental role in the river's regeneration. It connectsTradeston and the International Financial Services District and provides a focus for activities and events, promoting Tradeston as a new urban quarter.

Current status:

The bridge opened on 14 May 2009.


Summer 2008 - Spring 2009


£6 million