River Clyde Bridges

Walking Tour

St Andrews Suspension Bridge (Blue footbridge), Glasgow Green Society House, Glasgow Green G40 1BA Ends at Kingston Bridge, M8

A guided walk along the River Clyde, admire 12 of Glasgow’s most famous bridges discovering history and facts relating to their construction.  Commencing at Glasgow Green’s St Andrews Suspension Bridge, the 90 minute walk ends at M8 Kingston Bridge.

The story of Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges in many ways reflects the development of Glasgow.  As the city flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries, the demands for better communications resulted in bridges being built which, in turn, encouraged further trade and prosperity.  So bridges both nurtured and reflected the growth of the city.  The story of Glasgow’s bridges also reflects the story of transportation, from the pedestrian and horse traffic of the middle ages, through railway mania in the 19th century, and the 20th century age of the motor car, onwards into the new millennium. Glasgow has all types of bridges ranging from suspension to cable stayed, and from arched to truss, with all manner of materials used in their construction from steel to concrete,and from granite to wood.  Glasgows Clyde Bridges are steeped in history and offer a unique walking experience.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The Clyde Bridges Walk will highlight the industrial and technical heritage of Glasgow in relation to the evolution of bridge design, planning and construction.  Your participation in the walk will help you gain a good understanding of the rich heritage Glasgows bridges provide.  Type, age, materials, construction challenges and more all aspects which you will discover on the Clyde Bridges Walk.

Number in Brochure: 146

 

Tour Times

Fri 10am, Sat & Sun 10am & 1pm; 90 minutes

 

Access

Restrictions on Access: Recommend good walking footwear

Limited Disabled Access
Disabled parking is available at Glasgow Green adjacent to the Peoples Palace.  The walk includes various slopes and ramps, and several road crossings but all on paved surfaces.  Stairs can be avoided.

 

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Bridgeton & Argyle Street

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Some limited parking within Glasgow Green is available free of charge

 

Organisation

Institution of Civil Engineers

0141 221 5276

Scotland@ice.org.uk

www.ice.org.uk

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