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Preparatory works pave the way for the River Clyde's first openable road bridge

August 17 2023

Preparatory works pave the way for the River Clyde's first openable road bridge

Work to deliver the first openable road bridge on the River Clyde is proceeding apace with the completion of an open-air water culvert.

The 170m channel was dug out by Graham Construction as part of preparatory works for the signature crossing, maintaining the continuity of outflows from the Kilpatrick Hills following the removal of the old outflow.

Kettle Collective's twin-leaf bridge will provide direct connections between Renfrew and Clydebank with a distinctive 184m cable-stayed design, which also provides access for pedestrians and cyclists.

Jim Armour, contracts manager for Graham, said: “Moving the culvert allows us to prepare the area where the bridge will go on the north side of the river and over the coming months, we are continuing to build the cofferdams which give us a dry working area to construct the bridge piers."

Crucially the bridge will be fully openable to permit the passage of ships further upstream and a new road will link up with the manufacturing innovation district at Glasgow Airport.

1 Comment

Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 17 Aug 2023 at 12:47 PM
the link road to Inchinnan Bridge should have priority but I understand that it will be several years before it will be built despite it being over vacant land.

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