Scottish Canals has completed a £200,000 towpath upgrade to the sections leading up to the new Stockingfield Bridge in northwest Glasgow.
Works on the multiple sections leading up to the bridge have been resurfaced including the removal of historic cobbles considered hazardous by towpath users, particularly cyclists.
The bridge links the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill in North Glasgow for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790. An important piece of national infrastructure, the bridge also provides the last link in the canal towpath providing a continuous active travel route along the whole course of the canal from Bowling on the Clyde to Edinburgh in the east via the Union Canal.
"These sections of the towpath are well used by walkers, joggers and cyclists and we are sure they will all notice a vast improvement in the surface.
These sections are likely to have an increased footfall once the bridge open so it was important that we give users a consistent, more accessible, and enjoyable experience of the canal walkway." - Scottish Canals Project Manager, Alasdair Hamilton
Approximately 1.2 km of pathway has been resurfaced in the approaches to the bridge.