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BAM Nuttall Secures Glasgow Bridge Contract

Infra News - Published on Thu, 23 Jan 2020

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Glasgow City Council has approved the appointment of BAM Nuttall to build a new pedestrian and cycle bridge that has been dubbed a street in the sky. A council meeting accepted a recommendation to award BAM Nuttall the GBP 18.468 million contract for the bridge crossing the M8 to connect Sighthill and Glasgow city centre. The contract is funded through the Glasgow City Region Deal, which sees the Scottish and UK governments each providing GBP 500 million for infrastructure projects in the Glasgow city region.

The new bridge is seen as an important way of providing simple access to the city centre as there will be almost 1,000 new homes in Sighthill once the regeneration is complete. People will be able to walk from Sighthill to George Square in 15 minutes or less.

The new bridge, a street in the sky, will replace the current one with a structure that is designed to be far more attractive and fit for purpose. Landscaping on both the northern and southern approaches will form new civic spaces that allow free-flowing movement for cyclists and pedestrians with places to pause and enjoy the environment.

The bridge project will begin in February, with completion expected in late summer 2021.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 23 Jan 2020
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