A guided walk across the Erskine Bridge

3 of Kilbarchan walking group joined a guided Renfrew Council walk over the Erskine Bridge which spans the River Clyde and is the most downstream of all the Clyde bridges, the last point where the estuary can be crossed by road. It was a great day for a walk and the views did not disappoint.

The bridge replaced the Erskine ferry which had been in operation for 200 years at the same place. At the time it was built the bridge was the longest of its type (box-girder) in the world.

Sadly it is renowned in the Clyde area for suicides. In 2011 suicide barriers were installed to try to prevent further attempts.