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Cunningar Loop footbridge

I really began t think the new bridge being built at Cunningar Loop was never going to be finished.

It seemed to have stalled for so long that when my route through the area changed, I didn’t bother making a detour to have a look, and last pics I took about a year ago apparently looked little different from earlier ones:

Cunningar Bridge Works West

Cunningar Bridge Works West


Cunningar Bridge Works East

Cunningar Bridge Works East

Having to change my route again a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see that the bridge was finished!

Not only that, the landscaping was finished too, and all the plant and machinery had been cleared.

Although I’d have thought it would have been still better to have it closer to London Road rather than Springfield Road to make access to the Cunningar Loop Woodland Park easier for folks to the north of the river, it’s still a vast improvement over our previous route that meant having head for Dalmarnock, and almost be in Rutherglen before getting into the park.

From the river, trees make it hard to get a decent clear pic of the thing, and you need clever software or an expensive lens.

I tried taking a pic from the park too, but the colour of the bridge and its background seems to make that awkward too, as they all mush together as they were all similar at the time.

Cunningar Bridge Park

Cunningar Bridge  from Park

Cunningar Bridge River

Cunningar Bridge from River

Incidentally, the ‘mad’ fencing on the left is being dismantled at long last.

It was insane – and meant having to decide to walk along the Clyde OR through the houses to the left.

In spite of paths laid to lead from the housed to the river bank, the whole length of the boundary was closed off by the is tall metal fence, isolating the two. Anyone living there could only LOOK at the river through it – if they actually wanted to walk there, they would have to walk to either end, which meant Dalmarnock for one, or London Road for the other.

It was almost like a little SCROTUS Mexican Wall prototype, only in Glasgow!


June 1, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | , ,

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