NT1379 : Look! No scaffolding

taken 7 years ago, near to Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Look! No scaffolding
Look! No scaffolding
The reputedly never-ending task of painting the Forth Bridge finally ends this December, thanks to a coating that is expected to last for 25 years. According to a popular myth, workers always had to start repainting the iconic bridge as soon as they finished the previous coat. However, contractors are about to finish the £130m new paint job after 10 years, of work. A 200-strong team has been applying a triple layer of new “glass flake” epoxy paint, similar to that used in the offshore oil industry. Since 2002, the 53,000 tons of steelwork has been blasted back to bare metal before applying this tough coating which creates a chemical bond providing a virtually impenetrable layer to protect the bridge’s steelwork from the salty air and bad weather.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Lowlands  Islands  Railways  Construction, Development  Air, Sky, Weather  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1342 7980 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.1978N 3:23.3954W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1305 7937
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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