14 September 2018 (Fri 14th, 10am & 4.30pm, Sat 15th & Sun 16th, 10am & 1pm; 90 minutes)
16 September 2018
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!
Great for encouraging children into Engineering and Architecture, learning about Glasgow's rich heritage and for getting some exercise!
Fri 14th, 10am & 4.30pm, Sat 15th & Sun 16th, 10am & 1pm; 90 minutes
Meeting point: St Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green
Some limited parking within Glasgow Green is available
Accessibility: Generally good paths, some a little narrow but can accommodate wheelchair
Good walking footwear recommended