The US$15.5 million ‘active travel’ bridge will cross the Forth & Clyde Canal, linking the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill for the first time since the waterway opened in 1790.

Scottish Canals chief executive Catherine Topley said: “This will be an iconic structure helping to attract people into the area while encouraging even more people to use the canal as a means of getting around the city.”

The cable-stayed bridge will be of a curved design with a viewing platform. The main foundation and pylon will be on the east bank at Ruchill, sweeping west to Gilshochill and south to Maryhill.

Stockingfield Bridge

It is due to open in summer 2022.