Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Glasgow's Squinty Bridge closes as cable snaps

  • Comment
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.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.