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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 SEC 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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  • Was at the SEC EXHIBITION - MODEL RAIL SCOTLAND so thought would a look at the RIVER CLYDE. The time was getting so had a quick look around saw the Arc bridge and old ship yard crane. This area is a m...  more »
  • I do like the "squinty bridge", it is typical of Glasgow's irreverent sense of humour. From it you get great views of - the SEC, BBC, Hydro, Science Centre and the Finnieston Crane. It looks even bett...  more »
  • You should go or ride there if you have some free time while in Glasgow. Personally I recommend you going there in lat afternoon/evening, when the lights are switched on - it's more beautiful then.  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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