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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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  • A landmark in Glasgow and worth having a wander past especially if visiting the Hydro. Lit up at night and for architecture lovers..a must visit. Essentially its a bridge but an interesting one.  more »
  • Worthy of a walk down to the Hydro and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre just to see the bridge at night. Especially beautiful on a still night to see the reflections on the River Clyde. Walk ...  more »
  • A different looking bridge. Functional with an iconic look for the city. Worth a look if passing. Not far from the armadillo.  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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