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 Friday 11th March 2021
As part of the works on Stockingfield Junction, Scottish Canals and Balfour Beatty have commissioned artist, Nichol Wheatley to run an art outreach programme within the local community.
The outreach programme aims to gather ideas from locals of what art should be included on the project. As part of this programme we have launched a survey which you can contribute by completing the questionnaire here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 26th of March.
Update 20th January 2021
Following the Christmas break and the resumption of work on site the Towpath has closed as of the 4th of January 2021.
The completion of sheet piling which was causing some noise locally has now completed as a result, Balfour Beatty will now be returning to a normal working day;
Monday to Thursday: 7.30 am – 6pm
Friday: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Update 17th December 2020
The piling works at Stockingfield Junction will pause on Friday 18th December 2020 for a festive break and will resume on Monday 4th January 2021.
We are pleased to say that this means the towpath will reopen during the Christmas construction shutdown. The towpath will be open again between Ruchill Bridge and Stockingfield junction from midday on Friday, December 18 and will close again at 8am on Monday, January 4.
Update 4th December 2020
Following the public meeting which took place on Thursday the 3rd December 2020, it has been agreed that from Monday 7th December 2020 working hours on site will start half an hour later and finish 30 minutes earlier, running from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Monday through to Thursday. On Friday site works will run from 8.30am til 2.30pm with no work taking place on site on Saturday or Sunday.
We are aware of the noise caused by these necessary works, and are working to have this part of the project completed by January 2021.
The noisier machinery that is required to complete the piling works will be used on the 10th, 11th, 14th and 16th December 2020, and 7th January 2021.
The slightly quieter vibration hammer will be used on the 7th-9th and 15th December 2020, and 4th-6th, 8th and 11th January 2021.
As this is a major project, it is possible that we encounter complications which may require these dates to change. Updates to the dates of these works will be shared with local residents and via our online channels.
Below is a video from Ally Johnston, Project Manager at Balfour Beatty, who has provided an update on the ongoing piling works.
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.