Glasgow's Squinty Bridge closes as cable snaps
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.