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City Deal funding makes light work of Tradeston Bridge upgrade

March 29 2022

City Deal funding makes light work of Tradeston Bridge upgrade

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.  


Baron von Humpledink
#1 Posted by Baron von Humpledink on 29 Mar 2022 at 17:54 PM
Great. Now the route that no one uses can be better illuminated.
#2 Posted by Optimist on 29 Mar 2022 at 18:05 PM
You can encourage footfall all you like with your fancy handrail light show - it ain’t happening mate.
Glasgow Bob
#3 Posted by Glasgow Bob on 29 Mar 2022 at 20:51 PM
The bridge is quite well used so lighting will encourage more tourists who wander round in the evening in utter disbelief that Glasgow fails to use its river.
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.
Fat Bloke on Tour
#4 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 30 Mar 2022 at 11:14 AM
City Deal money for updating street lighting -- surely not.

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.
#5 Posted by Roddy_ on 30 Mar 2022 at 18:52 PM
The lighting scheme has undoubtedly lifted things a bit. However, the design of the bridge, which encourages climbers- despite the deterrent spikes- and the large and flat white surfaces that invite graffiti are circles yet to be squared.

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