Tests on £29.5m swing bridge begin ahead of autumn opening

Glasgow City Council shared pictures of the first tests of the moving bridge which took place this week.

Tests on £29.5m Govan-Partick Bridge in Glasgow begin ahead of autumn opening Twitter

Tests on a multi-million pound bridge connecting Govan and Partick have began ahead of its autumn opening.

Glasgow City Council confirmed that the first tests of the moving bridge, which is operated from the south side of the River Clyde, took place this week.

The council shared images on social media to give residents an idea of how the swing bridge, which will connect Govan and Partick, will look when completed.

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 latest update comes ten months after the main span on the bridge arrived at Yorkhill Quay.

The bridge is set to open in Autumn 2024. STV News

The council said the swing bridge will allow ships such as the Waverley to pass through with ease when it opens in autumn of this year.

The project, which began in April 2022, is being funded by the Scottish and UK Governments as part of the £500M Glasgow City Region Deal.

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.

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