A historic Glasgow footbridge has been removed and local people give their reactions.

The Strathbungo Bridge, in Glasgow's Southside, has been dismantled yesterday by Network Rail staff.

It is part of the Barrhead to Glasgow electrification project, in turn, part of a bid to decarbonise passenger services on Scotland’s railway by 2035.

A Grade C-listed structure, the footbridge was constructed in 1877 and will be fondly remembered by some residents.

One person described the construction as a "sorry sight".

Another local said: "My son loved going over this bridge and seeing the trains when he was little."

A third man added: "This is just absolutely crazy."

In line with plans, the bridge will be replaced with a new structure, for which, works have not started yet.

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Some residents feel more positive about the development.

One person said: "I think it's a shame that that footbridge is going but I do think that the new bridge they are doing is good.

"It's a job that needed to be done and the council have been communicating the dates and everything really well."

As part of the development, a new road bridge has also been built, using clad from the Strathmungo structure. To make way for this, Susie's Store was demolished in August last year.

Network Rail has been contacted for comment.

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