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December 1 2016

Cuningar bridge opens to pedestrians and cyclists
Clyde Gateway and the Forestry Commission have completed a new pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the River Clyde connecting the Athlete’s Village to Cuningar Woodland Park.

Forming one of two primary entrances to the park the link will enable easy access to the 15-hectare green space.

Welcoming the connection local resident Eileen Rae said: "I've watched it being built over the past year and been impressed in particular with how quickly it all came together after the piling operations were completed a few months back. I just happened to be walking past when the fences were being removed and thought I'd take a walk over.

"It's amazing to think that I've been the first pedestrian to walk on the bridge and just a minute or so later I was joined by two cyclists who came over from the park and the Rutherglen side. The bridge looks and feels fantastic and it is certainly a great addition to the area."

The bridge will open to the public in full from 4 December following a weekend ‘Loop by Light’ illumination event.

4 Comments

Terra
#1 Posted by Terra on 2 Dec 2016 at 17:33 PM
Great news! Only, maybe they could stick some lighting on it and plant some trees on both banks to hide the struts.
Really good news though! Lovely area that park. Well done everyone involved.
PP
#2 Posted by PP on 5 Dec 2016 at 17:59 PM
I walked by it as I went along the Clyde Walkway a couple of weeks ago. Could not see how I could get onto the bridge, the former Athletes Village has formed plenty opportunities to get into it from the walkway... unfortunately the big green fence acted as wall (gated community comes to mind) preventing connectivity. Hopefully this will be resolved soon. The money spent creating the potential opportunities to connect from the walkway will only be regarded as a waste if nothing is done, and that would mean a loss on two fronts.
Charlie_
#3 Posted by Charlie_ on 6 Dec 2016 at 09:47 AM
Really needs a staircase to the walkway.
JohnMF
#4 Posted by JohnMF on 14 Dec 2016 at 11:40 AM
What a pity that they have built this bridge for only one athlete - "Athlete's Bridge".

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