First glimpse at new Govan-Partick Bridge as it sails up River Clyde

The shipment arrived in Glasgow on Saturday following a week-long journey from the Netherlands.

First glimpse at new £29.5m Govan- Partick bridge as it sails up River Clyde STV News

The main span of a £29.5m bridge connecting Govan with Partick has arrived in Glasgow.

On Saturday, the shipment sailed up the River Clyde by barge to Yorkhill Quay, having been delayed due to ‘unsafe’ winds.

Constructed in Belgium, the bridge span was transported along canals in the Netherlands where the pylon and cabling were installed.

Leaving Westdorpe on October 7, it arrived in Scotland one week later.

The bridge span is six metres wide and was fabricated in two parts: the moving span, which weighs 650 tonnes, is 99 metres long and which will use the South Pier (at Water Row) as its access; and the fixed span, which weighs 45 tonnes and is 15.7 metres long.

The Govan-Partick Bridge project is a Glasgow City Region City Deal project, funded by the Scottish and UK Governments.

Work began on the bridge in January 2022 and is set to be completed in spring 2024.

The Glasgow City Region City Deal will see both governments provide £500m of funding for infrastructure projects.

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