An exact location for the pedestrian/cycle bridge has yet to be finalised, and no decision has been made on whether the bridge will be a steel composite structure.
CH2M Hill (formerly Halcrow) has previously delivered a number of bridges across the River Clyde, including the Clyde Arc, the Dalmarnock Smart Bridge and the Tradeston Bridge.
The bridge will once again make the historical connection between the two areas, and will be able to open to ensure that vessels such as the Waverley will still be able to berth up-stream.
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.”