Contract awarded for River Clyde crossing
Glasgow City Council has awarded Northern Ireland-based contractor Farrans the contract to build a new steel pedestrian/cycle bridge across the River Clyde.
The cable-stayed opening swing bridge will span between Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse Quay in Partick, a connection that will re-establish the historic link between the two areas.
According to the Council, the bridge will be economically, environmentally and socially important as it will create a link between communities, visitor attractions and institutions of national economic importance, and is a key part of the active travel route between the University of Glasgow’s campus at Gilmorehill and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Councillor Susan Aitken, Chair of the Glasgow City Region Cabinet, said: “The award of this contract will mark a key stage in a project which will be transformative for the Clyde waterfront and the city region.
“The Govan – Partick bridge will not only provide an active travel connection between the West End and the South Side of the city, but will directly create new jobs, apprenticeships, training and other opportunities, as well as complementing a number of other ongoing or forthcoming major regeneration projects.”
Works are expected to begin on site in January 2022, with project completion towards the end of 2023.