NT1279 : Forth Road Bridge from North Queensferry

taken 6 years ago, near to Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Forth Road Bridge from North Queensferry
Forth Road Bridge from North Queensferry
From the Town Pier, looking to the north tower of the bridge and work on three piers for the replacement bridge to the west.
The Queensferry Crossing :: NT1280
A rather stilted name for the project to construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name. The FRC Bill was approved by the Scottish Parliament in December 2010, and the Bill received Royal Assent in January 2011. Construction began in September 2011 and the bridge is expected to open in 2016, at an estimated cost of 790m. The constructors are Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors [FCBC], a consortium of four companies [Dragados, Hochtief, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction].
Update August 31 2017. Handed over to the Scottish Government on August 28 2017, with an evening light show - more or less finished, late but under budget; opened to traffic on 30 August for two days, then closed to allow around 50000 people to walk across at the weekend [normally, as a motorway, no pedestrians allowed]; to be officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 4 September 2017; and finally opened for general use on 7 September.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Fife  North Queensferry 
Road (from Tags)
A9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1254 7981 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.1936N 3:24.2420W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1309 8025
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Forth Road Bridge  Firth of Forth 

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