Concept designs published for Partick-Govan footbridge
January 30 2019
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.