For about 8 months I worked in a building at Atlantic Quay in Glasgow that directly overlooked where this bridge was being built. From our vantage point on the 5th floor (in a building where the walls were all glass) we watched the construction. Then we found out we were moving, and there was a bet on which would happen first (being a government agency, you'd have thought your money was safe on the bridge
) however the Scottish Government rendered all bets null and void by deciding to claim our building early, and with 2 weeks notice, about 90% of the department were turfed out to Paisley or Bellshill. At this point the bridge had been completely built, but they still had lots of landscaping to do. Roughly 2 months later when the last of the department came to join us in Paisley, they'd finished everything to do with the bridge, but they still hadn't opened the ruddy thing!
6 weeks later, the 'Squiggly Bridge' as it's known locally (same designers as the 'Squinty Bridge' just downstream) finally opened on 13th May, but I didn't actually get near it until a couple of weeks ago when my camera club had a 'wander' down there.
I had spotted the potential for this shot, but timing it and being in the right place, given how fast a lot of the bikes were moving, was rather challenging. I was lucky when one of the guys from the club then rode up on his own bike, so I got him to go past for me.
From a self critiquing point of view, I know he's too close to the edge. I wasn't entirely sure if I actually wanted him or just his shadow in the shot originally, but as I only got 2 shots at it, this was the best I could do (after that the sun went behind my old office building!)
This is a crop from the original image, and I'll upload a bigger image, along with a couple of black and white ones as variants.
Thanks for looking, C&Cs welcome
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