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Squinty bridge closed to public after cable incident

January 17 2008

Glasgow’s Clyde Arc bridge has been closed to the public while engineers assess the damage after one of 14 supporting struts fell across the carriageway on Monday.

An investigation is now underway to determine what caused the support cable on the bridge - which has been open for less than a year - to break, and the extent of the damage. It is unclear at this stage when the bridge will be reopened to the public.

Robert Booth, Executive Director of Land and Environmental Services at Glasgow City Council, said: "One of the 14 bridge supports has failed but we don't believe the integrity of the bridge is affected.

"Clyde Arc is designed to allow for the removal of one of the bridge supports at a time for repair and maintenance without affecting its operation. However, our number one priority is public safety and until we are completely satisfied the bridge is safe to use, it will remain closed."

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