Motorists spotted the offending object - which has now been cleared - on the Kingston Bridge north bound just before 8am and Traffic Scotland joked, "Glasgow: #M8 - there's a mattress on the Kingston Bridge Northbound. Not a great place for a nap."
Traffic Scotland then tweeted a picture of the mattress and added, "Glasgow: #M8 And here is the offending mattress. #lazy! (Kingston Bridge Northbound)."
The mattress is not the only bizarre item to be found on a Scottish motorway this week as the Evening Times online reported yesterday that a washing machine was found on the M74.