M8 Bridge to Nowhere
The bridge to nowhere is a nickname given to two unfinished structures over the M8 motorway in Glasgow. Both attracted a degree of notoriety as examples of the incompleteness of the Glasgow Inner Ring Road. One has since been completed as an office block, and the other remains unfinished almost forty years after the opening of the Kingston Bridge.

Charing Cross Podium
It is something of an urban myth that this structure, which has the official title of the Charing Cross Podium, was ever intended as a bridge. Regardless of its physical appearance, it was always intended to have a development of some sort on the top level. When the western flank of the inner ring road was being prepared for tender in the mid-1960s the designer, Scott Wilson & Partners, advised Glasgow Corporation to include the development as part of the motorway construction contract. This advice was ignored with the Corporation hoping that a developer would take the project, along with costs, on themselves. As a result the podium remained incomplete for over two decades, attracting much notoriety at a time when the entire M8 construction project was the subject of very divided public opinion. In the mid-1990s Glasgow District Council at last found an interested party, and a short time later an office block was built. Occupiers of the building known as Tay House include Barclays Bank.

Anderston footbridge
The Anderston footbridge (some 1 km south of the Charing Cross Podium) was originally planned as the main pedestrian connection between Glasgow city centre and the Anderston district, where a large enclosed shopping centre was under construction. The eastern end of the bridge was planned to link into an elevated shopping centre, which was never built, and the bridge has ended abruptly some 40 feet above a car park ever since. As a highly visible structure, it became widely known as the 'Bridge to Nowhere' after the Charing Cross Podium was built on and lost its bridge-like appearance. A current proposal by charity Sustrans, called Connect2, aims to finish the construction, as well as connecting the half-finished bridge with a second one over the Clydeside Expressway. This aims to improve pedestrian and cycle access in central Glasgow, by introducing a pedestrian and cycle crossing between the former Glasgow docks and the city centre. The project has received National Lottery funding after being successful in a public vote. A total of £50 million has been awarded to Sustrans for this and a number of other projects nationwide to expand the network of publicly accessible cycle and footways.