Named after the bridge’s sponsor, whiskey company Arthur Bell & Sons, the Bell’s Bridge was constructed in 1988 across the river Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The bridge was built for the Glasgow Garden Festival. It provided a pedestrian route across the Clyde from the main exhibition site to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre for the festival’s 4.3m visitors.
It is the world’s longest cable-stayed pedestrian swing bridge and features 12 BBR HiAm stay cables anchored at the tapered pylon and radiating out to the bridge deck. The northern span rests on the quay and a river pier. The two cable-stayed spans pivot, enabling over-height river traffic to pass.