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15 September 2017 (Fri 15 Sep, 10am. Sat 16 Sep & Sun 17 Sep, 10am, 1pm; 90mins)
17 September 2017
A guided walk along the River Clyde, admire 12 of Glasgow's most famous bridges discovering history and�facts relating to their construction. Commencing at Glasgow Green's St Andrews Suspension Bridge, the 1.5 hour walk ends at M8 Kingston Bridge.
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 cabled 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.
Doors Open Day September 2017:
Fri 15 Sep, 10am. Sat 16 Sep & Sun 17 Sep, 10am, 1pm; 90mins
Meeting point: St Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green The Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow Green, G40 1AT