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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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  • My daughter and I passed the squinty bridge, on the hop on hop off tour bus of Glasgow. It is very impressive and the next time we are visiting Glasgow, we would like to see it at night, when it is al...  more »
  • Opened just a decade ago, this is the second bridge to be build crossing the iver at Glasgow city centre. Interesting for its arched design that is beautifully lit at night and is quite a sight by day...  more »
  • This is the latest edition to Glasgows trafic barring bridges. When it opened there was 2 lanes each direction. Now they have made one side for buses and cyclists only. This makes trafic on the bridge...  more »