Four huge pieces of artwork including an old car are set to be placed at a new bridge near Glasgow’s Maryhill and Ruchill. 

The pieces would be dotted alongside the new Stockingfield canal bridge and feature a 121-metre long snake like sculpture as well as a car landscaped into the ground. 

The giant snake created by artist Nichol Wheatley would rise and sink into the earth while the car, from gym operator David Galbraith, would sit on a cobbled street to reflect nature reclaiming the industrial past. 

Scottish Canals has submitted a planning application to Glasgow City Council for the new pieces of art. 

It is hoped the artworks will “attract local people to visit the new routes and bring life to the area.” The recently completed £13.7 million bridge allows people to cycle and walk across the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The other two creations planned are a two-legged plinth featuring a rotating sculptural display measuring about seven metres in height from Balfour Beatty  and a 4.1 metre tall flower bust sculpture from west end graffiti artist Louise McVey. 

A cover letter submitted to the council said: “The current application seeks planning permission for a series of community led artworks that are proposed to enhance the landscape setting of the bridge and provide greater visual interest, create an identity of place and a great user experience.”

The application is to be considered by the council.