CH2M Hill appointed to design moveable Govan-Partick footbridge
February 23 2017
The movable crossing will be capable of handling cross-river pedestrians and cyclists wending their way between Water Row in Govan and Glasgow Harbour as well as facilitating passage of vessels such as the Waverley.
It is hoped this will stimulate regeneration in Govan by placing it at the ‘heart of a triangle of economic opportunity’ bounded by the University of Glasgow, Pacific Quay and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Govan and Partick shared a connection for centuries, and with so much regeneration happening in both communities, the time has come for this bridge to further and strengthen their development. I am delighted to see the beginning of work on this, the next phase of the regeneration of the Clyde."
The council’s designer of choice for river crossings, having previously delivered the Clyde Arc, Dalmarnock Smart Bridge and the Tradeston Bridge, is expected to commence delivery of the link in 2019.
A 184m long swing road bridge is planned further downstream between Clydebank and Renfrew.
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