City's iconic Clyde Arc wins top award

11 Jan 2007

Glasgow's Clyde Arc has won a top engineering award.

The £20m bridge opened in September last year is now synonymous with the city.

The Saltire Society Awards, a barometer of excellence in Scottish Culture celebrates achievement across the arts, literature, music and science.

The annual Saltire Awards for Civil Engineering 2007 judged the Clyde Arc the overall winner, describing it as "an elegant addition to the skyline".

Stobcross on-ramp was also commended as a feat of modern engineering in that traffic remained moving along it during its construction.

Councillor Ruth Simpson, Executive Member for Land and Environmental Services, said: "The Clyde Arc is definitely symbolic of the confidence and regeneration the city is showing. It is a beautiful structure, particularly when it is lit up at night and I know Glaswegians are rightly proud of it. Like the Armadillo it will prove an enduring representation of the city."

Executive Director of Land Services, Robert Booth, said: "Glasgow was built on engineering and we have the technical knowledge and expertise to bring bold and exciting projects to the city. The Council is delighted that the Clyde Arc and Stobcross on-ramp have been recognised by the Saltire Society."

The Saltire Society was founded in the 1930's by a group of like-minded people who saw a need to interest Scots themselves in their own rich culture - the arts, literature, music and also their country's history and its environment.

The aim of the Saltire Society is to preserve all that is best in Scottish tradition and to encourage every new development that can strengthen and enrich the country's cultural life.

  • Clyde Arc at night

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