Well finally….that curious bridge to nowhere over the M8 in Glasgow has actually been completed.
Completed on the 8th July, it was renamed “The Bridge to Everywhere”.
Left straddling the M8 since the 1970s, the bridge has now been completed as part of a UK wide programme of improvements by Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity, as part of its “Connect2” programme across the UK funded by £50million from the Big Lottery Fund’s “Living Landmarks: The People’s Millions” in 2007. The Bridge to Nowhere in Glasgow is one of the final projects to be completed as part of the programme.
“ After more than forty years as the Bridge to Nowhere, it is brilliant news that this infamous landmark has finally been completed and will serve as a vital link in Glasgow’s network of walking and cycling routes ”
– Keith Brown,
The bridge was left quite literally hanging in midair since the 1970s after the shopping centre that it was supposed to link to failed to materialise. Its completion now forms a vital link in Glasgow’s network of walking and cycling routes, linking Central Station to the Forth & Clyde Canal through Kelvingrove Park, to the River Clyde and to Pacific Quay via Bell’s Bridge. Importantly, it also provides a safe route for the community of Anderston to access the city centre.
Sounds and looks really good ….I’m going to have to cycle to Glasgow just to try it out!
Sustrans Own Article about the Bridge to Everywhere:-
- At long last, it’s a bridge to somewhere … (thetimes.co.uk)
- Glasgow’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ finally opens after 50-year wait (news.stv.tv)
- ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ finally completed (bbc.co.uk)
- Make glasgow a safer cycling city (kitesurfbikerambling.wordpress.com)
- Letters: Citizen participation in cycling provision in the UK (worldstreets.wordpress.com)
- Sustrans and Sativa (aroadtravelledtwice.com)