Clyde Arc, Glasgow

Designed by the Halcrow Group - built by the civil engineering company Edmund Nuttall.
Date Built
Opened September 18, 2006
Connecting Finnieston, near the Clyde Auditorium and SEC with Pacific Quay and Glasgow Science Centre in Govan.
Also known as the Finnieston Bridge and more affectionately as "The Squinty Bridge", the Clyde Arc spans the Clyde near the redeveloped dockland area west of the city centre.  The piles on which the bridge was erected were installed with the help of a large floating barge.  The suspension structure was fabricated offsite but the deck, composed of concrete-slab units was cast on-site.

The main span of the bridge is 96m long and the two end spans are 36.5m giving a total length of 169m.  The 22m deck carries a 4 lane dual carriageway and two cycle/footpaths across the river.  Apparently, in January of 2008 one of the support cables snapped and a second one was found to have cracks.  After remediation work, the bridge re-opened in June of 2008.