MAST Installation Is ‘Significant Landmark’ In Canal Bridge Progress

18 November, 2021 | Active Travel, Glasgow's Canal

A 30-METRE steel mast has been installed at Stockingfield junction as work continues on a £12 million active travel bridge over the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The mast is the main supporting pylon for the structure which will link the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill in north west Glasgow for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790.

The bridge will also provide the last link in the canal towpath providing a continuous active travel route.

Aerial Photos Earlier This Year

As part of the project — which is being delivered by Scottish Canals with funding from Sustrans, through Transport Scotland and Glasgow City Council’s Vacant Derelict Land Fund — a new green space will be created on the site with artwork designed by local people.

How the bridge is expected to look

Scottish Canals’ project manager, Alasdair Hamilton, said: “This is a significant landmark in the progress of this project that continues to be on schedule which is great news.

“With mast in place people will really begin to see what the final bridge will look like.

“When complete this will be an iconic structure helping to attract people into the area while encouraging even more people to use the canal as a means of getting around the city and beyond.’

It’s expected that the new link will open in summer 2022.

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