NT1279 : Forth Road Bridge and South Queensferry

taken 9 years ago, near to Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Forth Road Bridge and South Queensferry
Forth Road Bridge and South Queensferry
The bridge, opened in 1964, spans the Firth of Forth; connecting the capital city Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry. The bridge replaced a centuries-old ferry service to carry vehicular traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians across the Forth.

When opened, on 4 September 1964 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Forth Road Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in Europe, and, together with the approach viaducts is over 1 miles long. The bridge has a spectacular central span of over 3300 ft. between its two main towers. The side spans, which carry the deck to the side towers, are each 1340 ft. long and are flanked by approach viaducts.

On 3 April 2001 the Forth Road Bridge was listed as a category 'A' building.

The Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust charity (from where much of the above information was gathered) was wound up in April 2012 LinkExternal link .

Other useful links are:
Forth Bridges Visitor Information LinkExternal link and
Wikipedia entry LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 June, 2010
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Suspension bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 124 796 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.1058N 3:24.2859W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 123 799
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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