"The Big Man", as he quickly became affectionately known, started life as an exercise in disguising a fairly standard 'A' frame bridge support. The bridge is designed to reconnect a severed towpath link just above Maryhill and help people avoid a dangerous road crossing on the road below the canal.
The sculpture, conceived by renowned artist Andy Scott was taken through design development but put on indefinite hold due to economic circumstances back in 2007. We hope one day that this marvellous mixture of art and engineering will be revived, perhaps 'The Kelpies' will have a positive impact upon the desire to see this project delivered by the various stakeholders. We would jump at the chance to see this one come to life.