Glasgow City Council has appointed CH2M Hill to design the new footbridge, with construction work planned for 2019.
The bridge is to be funded through the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal.
The consultancy’s Glasgow office will develop the design of the bridge which is expected to span from Water Row in Govan to either the Glasgow Harbour East site or a location beside the Riverside Museum.
CH2M Hill has delivered several bridges across the River Clyde, including the Clyde Arc, the Dalmarnock Smart Bridge and the Tradeston Bridge.
The bridge will once again make the historical connection between the two areas after the Govan ferry was closed to passengers in the mid-1960s.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Govan and Partick shared a connection for centuries, and with so much regeneration happening in both communities, the time has come for this bridge to further and strengthen their development.”