Clyde Bridges Walk
St Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green, G40 1BA
Take a tour through 18th Century Glasgow! This guided walk along the River Clyde will open your eyes to the engineering superheroes who designed and built these amazing bridges. Engaging and entertaining for all ages, the tour ends in Broomielaw.
The story of Glasgow's Clyde Bridges in many ways reflects the development of Glasgow. As the city flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries, the demands for better communications resulted in bridges being built which, in turn, encouraged further trade and prosperity. So bridges both nurtured and reflected the growth of the city. The bridges also tell the story of transportation, from the pedestrian and horse traffic of the middle ages, through railway mania in the 19th century, and the 20th century age of the motor car, onwards into the new millennium. Glasgow has all types of bridges ranging from suspension to cable stayed, and from arched to truss, with all manner of materials used in their construction from steel to concrete, and from granite to wood. Glasgow's Clyde Bridges are steeped in history and offer a unique walking experience!
Fri 20th, 10am & 4pm
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd, 10am & 1pm; 90 mins
Meeting point: St Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green
Booking - places will be allocated first-come first served on the day
Accessibility: Limited accessibility - generally good paths, some a little narrow but can accommodate wheelchair.
Please note: Good walking footwear recommended.
Parking: some limited parking within Glasgow Green is available.