Tradeston Bridge

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Coordinates: 55°51′21″N 4°15′50″W / 55.85583°N 4.26389°W / 55.85583; -4.26389

South-facing view of the Tradeston Bridge.

The Tradeston Bridge (Scots: Tredstoun Brig, colloquially known as the squiggly bridge)[1] is a pedestrian bridge across the River Clyde in Glasgow which opened on 14 May 2009.[2] It links the districts of Anderston (on the north bank) to Tradeston and the neighbouring district of Kingston (on the south bank) – the aim of the bridge being to aid the regeneration of Tradeston by giving it a direct link to the city's financial district on the western side of the city centre.

The design was prepared by Dissing+Weitling, a Danish architectural firm, with the UK engineers Halcrow Group. The bridge was built by BAM Nuttall.

It cost £7 million to construct and is used by pedestrians and cyclists with no motorised traffic being allowed upon it. The span is horizontally curved in an S shape with outward canting on both curves.


  1. ^ "Probe after man thrown from Glasgow's 'Squiggly bridge'". BBC News Scotland online. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
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