New £117m bridge which needed to be ‘floated’ into place | UK | News | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

A brand new £117m bridge has lastly been accomplished after its ultimate part was floated into place.

Renfrew Bridge will open in autumn turning into the primary street bridge to open for ships in Scotland and hyperlink the city to Yoker, after its ultimate piece was floated down from Glasgow on the River Clyde yesterday.

The bridge is a 603ft two-lane street bridge for autos, pedestrians and cyclists.

The south part arrived from the Netherlands in April and can now be linked to its north-side associate forward of the bridge opening.

Both sections reached Renfrew by barge travelling throughout the English Channel and Irish Sea.

The venture is a part of the £117m Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside venture, which goals to reconnect the communities throughout the water.

It has a twin-leaf design, with every leaf opening and shutting horizontally, and makes use of a cable-stay system.

Alongside the bridge, the venture can even see new roads, biking and strolling routes linking Inchinnan Road in Renfrew with Yoker railway station, utilizing the brand new Renfrew North Development Road.

The venture is collectively funded by the UK and Scottish governments by way of the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region, a partnership of eight councils working collectively.

Renfrewshire Council chief Iain Nicolson instructed the BBC: “The connectivity and opportunities it will create for businesses, workers and communities to locate here is going to bring visible economic benefits to Renfrewshire and the Glasgow City Region.”

Scotland’s deputy first minister Kate Forbes stated the Scottish authorities’s £500m funding within the Glasgow City Region Deal would “unlock economic opportunities in Renfrewshire”.