A 130-METRE crane has lifted the five giant beams making up the base of Polmadie Bridge.

The new £1.8 million bridge will provide a connection from Oatlands, south of the River Clyde, across to Glasgow Green.

It has taken a week to fit the five beams, which weigh 25 tonnes each.

The Evening Times first told in 2016 how campaigners, led by resident Tony Lawson, wanted Glasgow City Council to rebuild Polmadie Footbridge.

In February last year Glasgow City Council announced £1.3m to rebuild the bridge.

It was initially due to open in April this year but council bosses extended the duration of the works.

In January this year the City Administration Committee agreed an extra £500,000 for the redecking of Polmadie Footbridge.

The extra funding, which came from SUSTRANS, is hoped will make the footbridge accessible for disabled users and encourage cycling and walking into Glasgow City Centre.