Andy Scott: The Maryhill Footbridge

Design for the Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland Footbridge by Andy Scott

This £4.5M landmark footbridge will incorporate a major piece of public artwork from local artist/sculptor Andy Scott.  All aspects of the structural engineering have been undertaken by Glasgow based civil engineering firm, Halcrow.

The sculpture will appear to lift the bridge and support the central “hub” above the canal.  It has been calculated that to perform this function adequately the Bigman will have to stand around 30 metres tall from water level.  The sculpture will therefore become a very prominent and striking feature on the skyline, as well as performing the engineering role required of him.

We commissioned local artist Andy Scott to design a new bridge for Stockingfield Junction. The Bigman is a sculpted steel feature that will appear to lift the bridge up from the banks of the canal. Illuminated at night, the statue will be a striking landmark, embodying the spirit and resilience of Maryhill and the city.

The project has been developed in response to the recognised need for a crossing and improved environmental design around the Stockingfield Junction of the Forth & Clyde Canal.