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May 2015 – Westburn Viaduct

A disused railway bridge over Glasgow’s River Clyde has become home to a spectacular lighting installation, thanks to a Commonwealth Games Legacy Project

Working in cross community teams, pupils from Bannerman, Trinity and Cathkin High Schools, came up with exciting ideas of different colours, patterns and projections that could be used to light the Westburn Viaduct as part of a Linked Via Light project.

The bridge which is owned by RPL crosses Route 75 of Sustrans National Cycle Network running along the south bank of the River Clyde.

The illuminations were switched on at a special Glasgow Green Year 2015 event to coincide with Legacy Week; an opportunity for communities, organisations and individuals across the city to highlight the work and achievements of their Commonwealth Games related-projects.

The students were joined by representatives of the key groups involved in delivering the project, including Collective Architecture, Tollcross Housing Assocation, Sustrans, the Angling Association, Pegasus Lighting and Power, as well as the two local authorities, Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council, as they formed a torch-lit procession to the site for the switch on.

In the longer term, there is the potential to open the bridge as a cycling and walking route allowing people to cross the River Clyde.

Source Sustrans 2015 – http://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/2014-commonwealth-games-legacy-lighting-project-switched

 

Related links

For further images of the viaduct past and present

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8899981@N05/3592251007/

For further information relating to the lighting installation

https://sites.google.com/site/linkedvialight2/home

For further information relating to the Commonwealth Games Legacy Project

http://www.legacy2014.scot/

 

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