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The Bridge to Everywhere

08/07/2013

The infamous Bridge to Nowhere in Glasgow has today, 8th July, finally become the Bridge to Everywhere.  Left straddling the M8 since the 1970s, the bridge has now been completed as part of a UK wide programme to make it easier for millions of people to walk and cycle every day.     

The bridge was left quite literally hanging in midair since the 1970s after the shopping centre that it was supposed to link to failed to materialise.  Its completion now forms a vital link in Glasgow’s network of walking and cycling routes, linking Central Station to the Forth & Clyde Canal through Kelvingrove Park, to the River Clyde and to Pacific Quay via Bell’s Bridge.  Importantly, it also provides a safe route for the community of Anderston to access the city centre.  

John Lauder, National Director of Sustrans Scotland said:

“Sustrans Scotland is delighted that this bridge across the M8 has now been completed, thereby giving people travelling on foot and by bike a safe route across one of the busiest roads in the country.  For a long time the Anderston area has been quite cut off from the city centre but thanks to the opening of the Bridge to Everywhere this is no longer the case. 

Laser Process has been involved in this project by way of it's supply of three statues as part of the Portrait Bench that has been installed. The Portrait Bench includes life size statues of three famous Glasgow people James Watt, inventor, Tom Weir, author and broadcaster and Jimmy Reed, activist and politician.