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Clyde Arc Bridge, Glasgow

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The Clyde Arc, is a road bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, in west central Scotland, connecting Finnieston, near the Clyde Auditorium and SECC with Pacific Quay and Glasgow Science Centre in Govan. A prominent feature of the bridge is its innovative curved design and the way that it crosses the river at an angle. The Arc is the first city centre traffic crossing over the river built since the Kingston Bridge was opened to traffic in 1969.The bridge was named the "Clyde Arc" upon its official opening on 18 September 2006. It has been previously known as the "Finnieston Bridge" or the "Squinty Bridge".DesignThe bridge was designed by the Halcrow Group and built by Kilsyth-based civil engineering company Edmund Nuttall. Glasgow City Council instigated the project in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government. Piling works for the bridge were carried out from a large floating barge on the Clyde, whilst the bridge superstructure was fabricated offsite. The bridge-deck concrete-slab units were cast at an onsite pre-casting yard. Planning permission was granted in 2003 and construction of the bridge began in May 2005. It was structurally completed in April 2006. The bridge project cost an estimated £20.3m. The Bridge is designed to last 120 years.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Great place to walk and take photos on both sides of the river. Piecefull and considerably quiet most of the day. Next to Hilton Garden Inn hotel. At night the bridge is delightfully lighted. Definite...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    It was difficult to get a good photograph of this bridge from the HoHo bus, but at least its one of the highlights of the tour around the city with the commentary noting that it is also known as the S...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    i saw some chain on the bridge ,worth a visit, but no reason to stay long, should have more light and cruise along the river  more »
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  • One of the best views in glasgow, I like to run here or just chill for a while.

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