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Welcome to the Erskine Bridge!


The Erskine Bridge is a girder bridge connecting Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Opened in 1971, it is close to Glasgow Airport and has become notorious for incidents involving suicides and ships crashing into the bridge!  The Erskine Bridge connects the A82 trunk road with the M898, the UK’s shortest motorway, carrying road traffic and pedestrians high over the River Clyde.

Erskine Bridge is much more than just a bridge – check out our pages on its construction and a number of interesting facts about the bridge!


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  • Construction Construction

    William Brown designed the Erskine Bridge, which was opened by Princess Anne in 1971. It is a box girder bridge with cable stays connecting to the bridge deck. Find out more about its construction here.

  • Interesting facts Interesting facts

    Who was born on the Erskine Bridge? How many vehicles cross the Bridge every day? What caused £3.6 million of damage to the Bridge in 1996? Find out the answers to these and other interesting questions!

  • Information for motorists Information for motorists

    The A898 is a dual carriageway; check the local speed limit. The left lane coming off the Erskine Bridge Northbound is for the A82 Northbound to Helensburgh and Crianlarich; the right lane coming off the Erskine Bridge Northbound is for the A82 Eastbound to Glasgow. Coming off the Bridge southbound, there is a slip road leading onto the A726 for Erskine and the Erskine Hospital. If you continue straight along the dual carriageway...