Lead Partner: Scottish Enterprise Glasgow
Other Partners: Glasgow City Council
Project Team: Edmund Nuttall Ltd - the project is a Design and Build contract and the ENL team included Halcrow and Gillespies.
Project HistoryClick an image to enlarge
Pacific Quay & SECC, SECC
The Clyde Arc, also known as the Finnieston Bridge or the
'squinty' bridge, is the first new surface level road bridge to
cross the River Clyde since 1969 and is a key infrastructure
component in the continued development of Pacific Quay.
The bridge design was selected in July 2002 following a design
and build procurement process. It features a spectacular tied
arch which forms an instantly recognisable gateway to the city.
The winning design, by Edmund Nuttall Ltd. complements and
enhances the urban landscape, signalling Glasgow's continued
commitment to the regeneration of the Clyde Waterfront. The design
makes provision for a four lane fixed bridge across the Clyde with
two lanes dedicated to public transport and two for private and
The bridge links Finnieston Street on the north bank to Govan
Road/Pacific Drive on the south and radically improves
accessibility to the Pacific Quay development area. The bridge,
also featuring cycleways and pedestrian footpaths, is
future-proofed to allow it to accommodate a Light Rapid Transit
Construction work commenced on site in May 2005 and the bridge
opened in September 2006.
2005 - 2006
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.