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One year milestone at Glasgow’s Govan-Partick bridge


Our team on site at Glasgow’s Govan-Partick bridge are celebrating one year since breaking ground on the project.

We are the main contractor on the fabricated steel cable stayed opening swing bridge, for Glasgow City Council as part of the Glasgow City Region Deal.

The £29.5million project includes the construction of a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the River Clyde between Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse Quay in Partick, a connection that will re-establish the historic link between the two areas.

David Buchanan, Project Manager at Farrans Construction, said: “Work has been continuing at pace on site and to date we have completed foundation piles and associated concrete works for the south abutment, back filled the old Govan Ferry inlet including the construction of a piling platform for the South Pier and installed a sheet piled cofferdam in the River Clyde which has allowed us to safely dewater the area for the construction of the South Pier on which the bridge will pivot.”

“We are proud of the relationships that we have formed with our local community during the last year. We have worked closely with our neighbours at the Riverside Museum and agreed our piling methods in a way that would safeguard displays in the museum. We have contributed materials and volunteered at local charities, held a meet and greet on site with a 100 year old woman who worked in the Govan shipyards during WW2 and welcomed many school and university visits to bring engineering to life for students.”

Piling on the southern pier will commence in April 2023.

Find out more about this project here.