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.
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 Ruchill sweeping north to Gilshochill and south to Maryhill.
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.
Stockingfield Bridge is expected to be completed in September 2022.
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