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Good Morning Everyone,

This is the Tradeston Bridge, colloquially known as the squiggly bridge and is a pedestrian bridge across the River Clyde in Glasgow.

It opened on 14 May 2009 and links the districts of Anderston (on the north bank) to Tradeston (on the south bank) - the aim of the bridge being to aid the regeneration of Tradeston by giving it a direct link to the city's financial district on the western side of the city centre.

The design was prepared by Dissing+Weitling, a Danish architectural firm, with the UK engineers Halcrow Group. The bridge was built by BAM Nuttall.

It cost 」7 million to construct and is used by pedestrians and cyclists with no motorised traffic being allowed upon it. The span is horizontally curved in an S shape with outward canting on both curves. (Precised from Wikipedia)

I just loved the shape of this bridge and so did one of the local bird population for, when I came to process the photograph, I noticed it sitting high on the bridge, surveying the River Clyde!

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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