Work starts on build of ‘iconic’ structure in Glasgow

WORK has commenced on the build of a new £12 million bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow.

Mackenzie Construction is leading the Scottish Canals development which will link the communities of Maryhill, Gilshocill and Ruchill.

The project, which recieved funding from Sustrans and the Glasgow City Council vacant derelict land fund, will also deliver a new public recreational space on a currently vacant site.

Catherine Topley, chief executive of Scottish Canals, said, “The future successful development of the communities of Maryhill, Ruchill and Gilshochill is dependent on access to services, facilities and employment, this new bridge will help open up access to all of these while significantly improving active travel options along the canal.

“This will be an iconic structure helping to attract people into the area while encouraging even more people to use the canal as a means of getting around the city.”

Karen McGregor, director of Scotland for Sustrans, said, “Sustrans is delighted to be supporting the construction of the new Stockingfield bridge though our Places for Everyone scheme. The new bridge will open up opportunities for local people and make it easier to travel along the canal, whether you walk, wheel or cycle. It’s fantastic to bring the communities of Maryhill, Ruchill and Gilshochill back together.”

Scottish Canals said they expect the bridge to open in summer 2022.