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Black Cart Bridge

Black Cart Bridge

A new bridge over the Black Cart river next to Glasgow Airport will bring big benefits for people cycling and walking in Renfrewshire. The new bridge was installed last week and when it opens to the public later this year, it will provide a crossing to walk or cycle when travelling between Inchinnan, Renfrew and Paisley.

The 160-tonne, 100-metre-long steel structure is one of a series of infrastructure improvements as part of the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project. Enabling the development of Scotland's manufacturing innovation district AMIDS, the project is jointly funded by the UK and Scottish Governments through the £1.13billion Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Walking and cycling charity Sustrans Scotland has also provided funding towards construction of the new bridge through its Places for Everyone programme. As well as the new bridge, cyclists and pedestrians will also see the benefits of an improved junction layout at Abbotsinch Road, which is being realigned and will have shared cycling and walking facilities.

Wills Bros Civil Engineering are the contractors delivering the project, and are now preparing the bridge for public use, including building a permanent bridge deck and approaches to connect it into a new road layout being completed at the junction of the A8 Greenock Road, Abbotsinch Road and Inchinnan Road.

The contractor is also completing construction of a link bridge across the White Cart river, which will connect commercial traffic to the manufacturing district and enable cyclists and pedestrians to join onto a route being developed between Paisley and Renfrew.

PROJECT: Black Cart Bridge
LOCATION: Glasgow Airport
CLIENT: Renfrewshire Council
Black Cart Bridge
Black Cart Bridge
Black Cart Bridge

Main Contractor:  Wills Bros Civil Engineering
Photographer:  Studio 27 Productions

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