Stockingfield Bridge is an ambitious £12.8 million project to reconnect three communities in north Glasgow and complete the last linkage in the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.
Update – 9th November 2020
As works are ongoing at Stockingfield, we have created a FAQ to answer a range of questions about the project. You can read these here.
Update – 20th October 2020
As works progress on Stockingfield Bridge, it will be necessary to temporarily close sections of the Forth & Clyde and Glasgow Branch canal towpaths.
These will be closed at Stockingfield Junction from November 2020 to approximately July 2022. Active travel diversion routes will be highlighted before the closure. The canal itself will also be closed to all traffic at the junction from November 1 to March 2021.
A larger version of the diversion map can be seen in PDF version here: DIVERSION MAP v7OCT17
A short video update can be seen below:
Update – 11th September 2020
Sky will be undertaking third party works which will involve closing the towpath at Lochburn Road from Monday 14th September for approximately four weeks. More information on the works and diversion route can be found here.
Further towpath closures will be in place from November.
Update – 23th July 2020
The development of the Stockingfield foot and cycle bridge will represent a significant active travel improvement on the Forth & Clyde Canal.
It will provide an important new linkage between the communities of Ruchill, Gilshochill and Maryhill improving access between these communities and also open up routes to the leisure and employment opportunities in the west end and city centre.
The bridge itself will be of a curved design with a viewing platform. The main foundation pile will be on the east bank at Ruchil sweeping north to Gilshochill and south to Maryhill. CGI images of the bridge design can be seen below.
The new crossing will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the canal at towpath level rather than having to exit the towpath to use a potentially dangerous road tunnel, before rejoining the canal towpath again.
Scottish Canals expect that the increased access to the green and blue spaces of the canal in North Glasgow will boost recreational activity in the area. Further landscaping and the artistic style of the bridge will create a prominent structure in the area which will provide increased access for walkers, runners and cyclists.
During construction work there will be some disruption for towpath and canal users and we will keep the public up to date when we have details of what this disruption will look like.
Site preparation is now underway and construction work is expected to start in late August 2020 with a completion date of September 2022.