The main span of the £29.5m Govan-Partick Bridge is to sail up the River Clyde on Friday.
Weighing in at more than 700 tonnes, the shipment will sail to Yorkhill Quay – close to the site where the bridge will be installed – past key sites on the Clyde, such as Dumbarton Rock, Braehead and Glasgow Harbour by barge.
The Govan-Partick Bridge project includes the construction of a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Clyde between Water Row, close to Govan Cross and the Riverside Museum at Pointhouse Quay in Partick.
The bridge span left Westdorpe in the Netherlands on October 7. It was constructed in Belgium, before being transported along canals to Holland at which point the pylon and cabling was installed prior to sailing to the Clyde estuary and up the river.
The position of the bridge on its journey can be found on the VesselFinder website.
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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