Doing The Squiggly
Doing The Squiggly
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The River Clyde is an integral part of Glasgow’s history and recent regeneration along this glorious and historic stretch of water has given it a new lease of life following the demise of its industrial past. There are some 21 bridges spanning the Clyde, stretching from the Dalmarnock Bridge in the east to the Millennium Bridge in the west.


One of the newest – opened in 2009 – is officially known as the Broomielaw-Tradeston Bridge, a pedestrian and cycle crossing, that very quickly was dubbed by the locals as the “Squiggly bridge” because of its distinctive winding ‘S’ shape – and not to mention the little fact that, when it’s a bit windy (which happens a lot in Glasgow), there’s a certain amount of, shall we say, “play” that can be felt as you cross it. Believe me: a very strange experience when crossing on a windy night after a few drams in The Pot Still!


The bridge forms a link between the Tradeston area on the south of the river and the city’s financial district on the Broomielaw. It didn’t take long, though, for the local daredevils to also use the bridge for a dangerous new Glaswegian Olympic discipline known as “doing the Squiggly”, of running over the top of the footbridge’s two arches.


Olympus OM4T & Zuiko 21/2
Kodak TMax 100 (@200)
HC-110 (Dil.H – 1:63 @ 14:30 minutes)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan


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