Glasgow Motorway Archive
As profound economic, social and technological changes swept across post-war Scotland, Glasgow’s city planners embraced motorways with enthusiasm. Discover why in a richly illustrated live webinar covering the history of the Kingston Bridge, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in June, and the story of the city’s half-finished Inner Ring Road.
The construction of the M8, one of the most ambitious and controversial engineering projects in Glasgow’s history, was just one part of an attempt to reshape the city on a scale that would be inconceivable today. The project was never completed, but the parts that were feature unique architectural and engineering characteristics, some of which were influenced by the design of America’s urban freeways.
Recording available below