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Name Clyde Arc Finnieston Bridge, Glasgow
Owner Glasgow City Council, Scpottish Enterprise Glasgow
Design Halcrow
Contractor Edmund Nuttall
Steel Fabricator Watson Steel
Cables/Connectors Macalloy
Latitude N 55 51' 26"
Longitude W 04 16' 57"
When 2006 - first new road bridge over the Clyde since 1969
Why Crosses River Clyde
Links Finnieston Street to Govan Road/Pacific Way  
Stated aims Regenerate land, stimulate economy, improve transport links, be recognisable gateway to city
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Pictures from Timothy Bailey of Glasgow, Scotland, UK - September 2008

Overall type Tied arch with suspended deck
Width 4 lanes traffic + pedestrian and cycle paths
Length 169 m.
Main span 96 m.
Length along arch 130 m.
Materials Steel. Unfortunately in January 2008 the bespoke connection between the 35 mm. diameter suspender and the arch failed and fell onto the carriageway. A few days later another connection was found to be cracked. The bridge was closed and all suspenders were replaced one by one. The bridge was reopened in June 2008.