Bell's Bridge

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Bell's Bridge, viewed upstream of the Millennium Bridge.

Bell's Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Constructed in 1988 to coincide with the Glasgow Garden Festival, it allowed pedestrians to cross from the main exhibition site to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on the other side of the river.[1]

The northern stub of the bridge is supported only by the quay,[2] whereas the majority of the bridge consists of a cable-stayed span which can rotate through 90 degrees, providing two lanes of passage for river traffic either side.[1] It is named for the Bell's & Sons whisky company, who sponsored its construction. The bridge was designed by Sir William Arrol & Co. and constructed by John Young and Company (Kelvinhaugh) Ltd.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bell's Bridge - 1988". Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Site Record for Bell's Bridge". Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Glasgow Photo Library:Bell's Bridge". Rampart Scotland. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 


Next crossing upstream River Clyde Next crossing downstream
Clyde Arc  Bell's Bridge Millennium Bridge 

Coordinates: 55°51′31.4″N 4°17′21.1″W / 55.858722°N 4.289194°W / 55.858722; -4.289194