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January 30 2019

Concept designs published for Partick-Govan footbridge

Glasgow City Council has published concept visualisations of a proposed cable-stayed swing bridge connecting the communities of Partick and Govan, complete with a 63m long openable main span to allow the passage of vessels.

Part of the Waterfront and West End Innovation Quarter the project will create an active travel route between the Queen Elizabeth University hospital and the University of Glasgow with new homes and businesses encouraged along the route.

Ground investigation work has already been completed at the site ahead of development of a finalised design over the coming six months, prior to a formal planning application next summer.

In a statement the council wrote: “The Bridge will span from Water Row in Govan on the south bank to an extended quay wall on the north bank of the river adjacent to the Riverside Museum - a crossing of approximately 110 metres. 

“The V-shaped pylon design compliments the architecture of Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum and forms a new gateway between Govan and Partick.  A forward inclination of the pylon takes inspiration from the historic riverside cranes which once lined the quayside.”

Construction tenders will be issued by the end of the year with work expected to begin by spring 2020 for completion by summer 2021.

The University of Glasgow exploring the creation of a new Waterfront Innovation Campus on vacant and derelict land to the north of the new QEUH
The University of Glasgow exploring the creation of a new Waterfront Innovation Campus on vacant and derelict land to the north of the new QEUH

7 Comments

Willy Wrott
#1 Posted by Willy Wrott on 30 Jan 2019 at 15:31 PM
Looks excellent, well done bridge designers
Life is in the detail...
#2 Posted by Life is in the detail... on 30 Jan 2019 at 16:03 PM
Should the bridge be named the Yorkhill to Govan bridge. From my limited knowledge of Glasgow's areas the Clyde riverside to the west of the river Kelvin is Thornwood. Partick is to the north of Thornwood and does not have a Clydeside. East of the river Kelvin is Yorkhill and Kelvingrove (now more commonly referred to as Finnieston) and Anderston.

MROff
#3 Posted by MROff on 30 Jan 2019 at 16:38 PM
Now where have I seen this before?
Oh yes, Dublin (among some other cities).

You lot have been mugged right off...
Swan Ronson
#4 Posted by Swan Ronson on 30 Jan 2019 at 17:19 PM
This is a blatent rip of the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin.
UR
#5 Posted by UR on 31 Jan 2019 at 09:30 AM
Jacobs are the lead design team for the bridge
CADMonkey
#6 Posted by CADMonkey on 31 Jan 2019 at 17:18 PM
It doesn't look as though much thought has gone into the structural design basics.
(Something is missing - see the Dublin Bridge)
But it looks nice and that's what counts....right?
BillSmith
#7 Posted by BillSmith on 1 Feb 2019 at 09:55 AM
#6 - Given an engineering firm are lead consultant I think it's very unlikely the small matter of the structural engineering of the bridge has gone overlooked...

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