The George V Bridge carries five lanes of city-bound A77 traffic across the Clyde. A little to the east, just beyond the railway bridge leading into Central Station, Glasgow Bridge compliments it by carrying southbound A77 Traffic. On the northern shore, it meets the A814 Broomielaw, while to the south A77 traffic has already navigated through the complicated one-way systems where it crosses the A8.
Unlike the older bridges further upstream, George V Bridge dates from the 20th Century, and as such spans the river in 3 much flatter arches. The centre arch is somewhat wider than the two side spans, giving a gentle curvature to the road deck above. Visually, the bridge is constructed of stone, but this is merely cladding, hiding the concrete structure within. This facade was added to try and help the bridge blend in with the re-used facade of Telfords original Glasgow Bridge, despite the substantial visual block of the railway in between the two.