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Glasgow’s Clyde Bridges: an engineer guided walk

Event organised by ICE

Date
09 June 2024
Time
11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Millennium Bridge at Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow, G51 1EA
United Kingdom

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Overview

The bridges of the River Clyde are an amazing record of Glasgow’s transformation over the years, from an ecclesiastic settlement, through it’s days as an industrial powerhouse, to today’s vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Not only do they connect communities but they document history, with new bridge construction continuing today.

This engineer led walk will explain the engineering behind the different bridges and how they represent the changing transport habits of Glaswegians; from the pedestrian and horse traffic of the middle-ages through the railway mania of the 19th century, the growth of cars in the 20th century, to today’s need to reduce pollution and reliance on fossil fuels and focus on more active ways of travelling.

The walk is being offered as part of Glasgow Science Festival, which engages with people from all ages and backgrounds, and this walk will reflect that.

It will start from Glasgow Science Centre, walking towards the city centre.

In partnership with

Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival

Launched in 2007, Glasgow Science Festival (GSF) has grown to be one of the largest science festivals in the UK. GSF takes memorable events to non-traditional venues across the city where we engage with around 100,000 people, from all ages and backgrounds, through the June festival and tens of thousands more through our community projects.

For more information please contact:

Lyndsey Pollock