Tradeston Foot and Bicycle Bridge

An eye catcher in Glasgow City

Dissing+Weitling, Tradeston footbridge, aerial view

Tradeston Foot and Bicycle Bridge has a highly characteristic design and improves accessibility betweens areas in Glasgow City.

  • Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
    2006 - 2009
  • Client
    Glasgow City
    Halcrow – BAM Nuttall Ltd.
    100 m
  • Tradeston pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Glasgow is not only a vital crossing over the River Clyde in Glasgow's busy downtown improving accessibility; it is also a highly characteristic design – a landmark waterfront structure.

    We aimed for the bridge to gain architectural value as well as wanting it to play a decisive role providing structural and economic advantages. The sinuous double curve creates a wave-like structure across the river.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Tradeston Footbridge, view from water
  • The bridge has an S-curved bridgedeck with a double fin shaped superstructure. Placing the main structure above the deck reduces its thickness, and hence the overall cost. The fins reach out from the piers, hereby reducing the length of the main span and achieving a thin deck.

    According to the municipality, the bridge acts as a catalyst for investment, promote confidence in the city and have a fundamental role in the river's regeneration. It connects Tradeston and the International Financial Service District and provides a focus for urban activities and events.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Tradeston Footbridge, view from underneath