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Tradeston bridge

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


The Tradeston Bridge (Scots: Tredstoun Brig, colloquially known as 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 (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 £7million to construct and is used by pedestrians and cyclists with no motorised traffic being allowed upon it. The span is horizonally curved in an S shape with outward canting on both curves.

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  • Tradeston Bridge - Architect's page


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