Glasgow Bridge in Finnieston, The Clyde Arc, Squinty Scottish River Crossing Architecture

Glasgow Bridge, Finnieston

The Clyde Arc Structure in Strathclyde, West of Scotland

post updated 8 July 2023

The Clyde Arc

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Glasgow Bridge Design

The Clyde Arc (known locally as the Squinty Bridge), is a road bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, in west central Scotland, connecting Finnieston, near the Clyde Auditorium and SECC with Pacific Quay and Glasgow Science Centre in Govan. A prominent feature of the bridge is its innovative curved design and the way that it crosses the river at an angle. The Arc is the first city centre traffic crossing over the river built since the Kingston Bridge was opened to traffic in 1969.

The Clyde Arc

The bridge was named the “Clyde Arc” upon its official opening on 18 September 2006. It has been previously known as the “Finnieston Bridge” or the “Squinty Bridge”.

The Clyde Arc from above
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The bridge was designed by the Halcrow Group and built by Kilsyth-based civil engineering company Edmund Nuttall. Glasgow City Council instigated the project in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government.

The Clyde Arc

Piling works for the bridge were carried out from a large floating barge on the Clyde, whilst the bridge superstructure was fabricated offsite. The bridge-deck concrete-slab units were cast at an onsite pre-casting yard.

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Planning permission was granted in 2003 and construction of the bridge began in May 2005. It was structurally completed in April 2006.

The Clyde Arc

The bridge project cost an estimated £20.3m. The Bridge is designed to last 120 years.
source: wikipedia

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Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development
Students Loans Company HQ at Buchanan Wharf
photo courtesy of Drum Property Group
Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development

New Allander Leisure Centre
Design: Holmes Miller
Allander Leisure Centre Bearsden, Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Allander Leisure Centre Building in Bearsden

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