Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow Green
During 2005, the St Andrew's suspension bridge was given a fresh
coat of paint. This enhanced the works carried out in 1997,
when the parapets and timber decking were replaced and the
ornamental cast iron features of the Corinthian columns
Repainting and landscaping works emphasised the St Andrew's
The original bridge was built in 1856 and the engineer was Neil
Robson. Its chains and deck are wrought iron, and the pylons are
made of cast iron, each with four fluted Corinthian columns almost
Its construction was promoted by Bailie Harvey for the safer
passage of factory workers who had previously used a ferry at the
same location. The bridge provides an excellent viewpoint for
watching the rowers from the clubs on Glasgow Green.
Work was completed in summer of 2005.
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.