NT1478 : View from the shoreline near Long Rib toward Forth Bridge

taken 31 years ago, near to Dalmeny, Edinburgh, Great Britain

View from the shoreline near Long Rib toward Forth Bridge
View from the shoreline near Long Rib toward Forth Bridge
Stunning sunset view one midsummer's eve. The shore just east of South Queensferry is a superb vantage point to be able to take in the full splendour of one of Britain's greatest man-made creations.

"The Forth Bridge ...It is big and it is clever"
.....surely not often can one hear this antithesis of that well-known phrase. The mighty cantilever structure across the Forth Estuary was built in the late 19th Century. One of the great industrial wonders of the world, if not one of the seven.

The bridge is currently undergoing some renovation work. It used to take a million men half an hour to paint it. Now I've heard there's just one man and he'll be there... well, have you heard the "contagious" joke?

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Historical collection of images of the Forth Bridge under construction: LinkExternal link
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NT1478, 38 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 June, 1987   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 August, 2005
Category
Shoreline   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 141 785 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.5432N 3:22.6312W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 142 785
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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