The final design of the pedestrian bridge that will stitch Govan and Partick together has been unvieled. 

The bridge will span between Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse Quay at the Riverside Museum. 

Costing £10 million, the bridge will restore history between the two communities that once crossed this point of the River Clyde for hundreds of years, but were unable to do so after ferry services ended in the 1960s. 

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Designed by Jacobs, the cable-stayed design is inspired by historical references of the area - such as cranes of the Govan Shipyard and the contemporary form of the Riverside Museum. 

With a 115 meter-long deck and a rotating central span of 68 meters, it will be one of the largest opening footbridges in Europe. Headroom of of nearly 5m (15ft) above the high-water line will also allow small vessels to pass below through the River Clyde. 

It is hoped communities will be joined together again in 2022 with a proposed date for the bridge to open to the public.

Construction could start as soon as next year providing Glasgow City Council are granted planning permission.

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