NT1278 : The Forth road bridge

taken 41 years ago, near to Queensferry, Edinburgh, Great Britain

The Forth road bridge
The Forth road bridge
The Forth road bridge opened in 1964, replacing a busy vehicle ferry crossing. At the time of construction it was the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world. Originally tolls were payable in both directions but in 1997 the northbound toll was doubled and southbound toll removed. Later, in February 2008, the toll was discontinued completely.

In recent years there has been concern about corrosion in the suspension cables which are now subject to monitoring and remedial work.

Other views from a similar viewpoint through the years:
During construction, 1962 LinkExternal link
Shortly before opening, 1964 LinkExternal link
At night 1970 LinkExternal link
In mist 1984 LinkExternal link
2006 LinkExternal link
2007 LinkExternal link
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NT1278, 305 images   (more nearby )
Contributed by
E Gammie   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
1977   (more nearby)
Sunday, 20 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 124 788 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.6703N 3:24.2711W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 125 781
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Bridge  Suspension 

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