As part of the 'Glasgow: City of Light' strategy, this bridge
has been illuminated. The lights on the bridge are linked to
the riverbank, where attractive white lights have been placed in 11
trees along Carlton Place.
The scheme is designed to highlight the beauty and architecture
of the Grade A listed bridge and enhance Carlton Place, which is
considered to be Glasgow's finest riverside terrace. A total of 576
white LEDs have been used to illuminate the stone piers
on both banks of the river. A further 1848 red LEDs have been
used to light up the bridge balustrades and suspension rods.
The lighting design is intended to highlight the elegant
structure of the bridge. The red coloured lighting was chosen to
enhance the red metal of the main suspension rope and vertical
hangers. This ties into the lighting scheme on Glasgow Weir to the
east, which also features red lighting onto its painted red metal
structure, providing a contrast to the design approach taken with
the stone road bridges across the Clyde.
The project was launched ahead of Radiance, Glasgow's Festival
of Light. This took place in the Merchant City between the 25th and
27th of November 2005. Over the last five years, as part of the
Council's lighting strategy, dozens of city landmarks have been