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Glasgow's Squinty Bridge closes as cable snaps

Glasgow's £20 million Clyde Arc – the first road bridge to be built over the River Clyde for more than 30 years – has closed after a support cable snapped.

The four-lane bridge, dubbed the Squinty Bridge because it crosses the Clyde diagonally, links Finnieston on the north bank and Pacific Quay on the south. It was designed by engineering consultancy Halcrow.

Last night (14 January) the 140m-span structure – which is a tied-arch design – was closed when a cable snapped and landed on the four-lane carriageway.

The BBC reported that people nearby reported hearing a loud 'snap' before the cable fell to the ground. No-one was injured in the incident.

Glasgow City Council said it was not known when the bridge would reopen.

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