Reopened – Forth & Clyde Canal Linnvale Bascule Bridge, Glasgow – Updated 09/03/16

Update – 9th March

Work on Linnvale Bridge has been completed ahead of schedule and the bridge is now open to all traffic. The closure planned for the 9th and 10th March will no longer be in place.


Update – 25th February

Due to essential bridge repairs, Linnvale Bridge at Clydebank  will be closed to ALL traffic between 9th and 10th March.

During routine maintenance work we experienced a failure of a safety device on the bascule bridge in Bowling; while investigating a similar bridge at Linnvale in Clydebank, we discovered comparable signs of wear and tear.

Linnvale Bridge will be closed to ALL boat, pedestrian and road traffic whilst we carry out repairs.

Diversion notices will be in place.

Linnvale Bascule Bridge at Clydebank in Glasgow has been damaged, with transit restrictions in place for canal traffic.

Update – 5:00pm, 1st September

Linnvale Bridge will be available for transits between 11:00 and 15:00 every Wednesday from September 9th onwards until a repair can be implemented.

Update – 10.00am, 25th August

Linnvale Bridge will be available for boat transits between 11:00 and 15:00 this Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August; and Monday 31st August and 1st September  between 11:00 and 15:00. Pedestrian access will be restricted at these times.

Update – 4.00pm, 19th August

We are working with our contractors to design and install a temporary bracing arrangement for the bridge which will enable us to safely open and close it.  Once this is in place, we will be able to operate the bridge to allow the passage of boats.

In the meantime, the bridge parapet rails are being strengthened to ensure continued safe pedestrian access.

Once we have confirmation of the duration of works we’ll update this page and @ScottishCanals on Twitter.

19th August

The cast iron winding mechanism of the bridge has been broken, meaning we cannot guarantee that the structure will suitably open to allow boat traffic to safely pass.  The bridge is therefore currently closed to canal transit traffic.

The west parapet has also been damaged, and temporary safety barriers have been put in place to ensure pedestrian access remains available.

Our Maintenance and Engineering team will be meeting with contractors this morning to assess possible temporary fixes to get the bridge back into operation, and we will update this page this afternoon.  You can also follow us on Twitter for updates.

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