New bridge mast etched onto Glasgow’s skyline
North west Glasgow’s skyline has been changed forever with the erection of a 30-metre steel mast at Stockingfield junction.
The mast is the main supporting pylon for the new £12 million active travel bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal.
The bridge will link the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill in the city for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790.
An important piece of national infrastructure, the bridge will also provide the last link in the canal towpath providing a continuous travel route along the canal.
As part of the project, which is being delivered by Scottish Canals with funding from Sustrans, through Transport Scotland and Glasgow City Council’s Vacant Derelict Land Fund, a new green space will be created on the site with artwork designed by local people installed.
Scottish Canals’ project manager, Alasdair Hamilton, said: “This is a significant landmark in the progress of this project that continues to be on schedule which is great news. With mast in place people will really begin to see what the final bridge will look like.
“When complete 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 and beyond.”
The new link will open in summer 2022.