A BUSY section of Glasgow’s canal towpath is closed for around 20 days to allow construction work on a new pedestrian/cycle bridge.
The path is shut between Firhill and Applecross from today (Monday 25 November) to Sunday 15 December.
A retractable bridge is being built across the Forth and Clyde Canal at Garscube, opposite Trossachs Street.
It will be part of a pedestrian/cycle path link from Hamiltonhill through Claypits Local Nature Reserve to Garscube Road.
There will be enough space to allow kayakers and canoeists to pass beneath the bridge when it is in the closed position.
A zigzag path will go from Garscube Road across the grass area to the canal tow path, linking with the bridge which will connect with a new path and the existing route through Clapypits nature area to Hamiltonhill, where more than 65o new homes are to be built over the next six years.
The bridge is part of wider work to develop the nature reserve and the canal basin at Firhill.
A view of the site from 2018
Scottish Canals are still waiting for planning permission to build a three-way bridge at Stockingfield Junction, at Lochburn Road, Glasgow.
| More about Claypits Local Nature Reserve on Scottish Canals website