City Deal funding makes light work of Tradeston Bridge upgrade
March 29 2022
Glasgow's Tradeston Bridge has been upgraded with new lighting to improve connections between the International Financial Services District and Tradeston.
City Deal funding has seen energy-efficient programmable LED lighting fitted to the handrail of the crossing, suitable for displaying a dynamic light show visible from both banks of the River Clyde.
Developed by lighting specialists Signify, in partnership with Lightways, the project aims to encourage riverside footfall in the wake of the completed Barclays Glasgow Campus.
Stephen Rouatt, CEO, Signify UK & Ireland, said: “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and towns, heralding a new era of urban design and beautification. The new installation at Tradeston Bridge combines cutting-edge design and sustainable LED technology, that ensures energy efficiency, connectivity and innovation."
Designed by Dissing and Weitling the £28m bridge opened in 2009.
Only issue is the council never take out any maintenance agreements so it'll soon look like a tribute to any local gapped tooth jaikie once a few bulbs go pop.
The bread and butter of local service provision -- now needs central government project funding rather than council tax or the regular block grant.
Something wrong somewhere or we need a press release for everything now so that someone can get a photo-op.
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