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Glasgow’s Kelvin Bridges: an engineer guided walk

Event organised by ICE

16 June 2024
11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)
Ha’penny Bridge House
Lower Kelvin Walkway
Glasgow, G20 8QL
United Kingdom

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The bridges of the River Kelvin and their various styles reflect the rapid industrial and commercial development of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which made Glasgow one of the most important cities in the British Empire. In recent years, the de-industrialisation of the city, together with improvements in river water quality, have made walking beside the River Kelvin a wonderful city experience, with much to observe, from the rich industrial heritage to the abundant natural habitat. 

This engineer led walk along the River Kelvin will explain the engineering behind the different bridges, their links to the social history of the city, and how they have enabled people and goods to move quickly and freely, interchanging ideas and culture and helping to make Glasgow the metropolitan city it is today.

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 at the Ha’penny House in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, walking towards Kelvinbridge.

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