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Maryhill reaches out to neighbouring burghs with a dramatic 3d footbridge

November 4 2022

Maryhill reaches out to neighbouring burghs with a dramatic 3d footbridge

A novel three-dimensional bridge has opened to the public in North Glasgow, improving active travel links between Maryhill, Ruchill and Gilsochill.

The Stockingfield Bridge has been delivered by Scottish Canals, in partnership with Jacobs, Balfour Beatty and Sustrans. It adopts a double-decked solution to navigate the challenging topography of the area.

The bridge has been designed around a new area of the public realm centred on a dramatic pylon-style observation deck, incorporating commissioned artwork and surrounded by a network of pathways.

Reconnecting a section of towpath cut off by the construction of the Bowling canal branch back in the 18th century the bridge removes a bottleneck that forced pedestrians and cyclists to divert beneath the canal using a single-lane road tunnel.

Plans for an upgraded crossing date back to 2009, when sculptor Andy Scott developed plans for a dramatic 'Big Man' sculpture. 


#1 Posted by Roddy on 4 Nov 2022 at 17:00 PM
Nice as it is, I can’t help but think this is an over engineered solution
Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 5 Nov 2022 at 07:09 AM
Nice as it is, its great to see some over engineering to bring interest and drama the the solution.
#3 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 9 Nov 2022 at 13:17 PM
Nice as it is..4 scaffold battens would have done the same job

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