NT1082 : Long trailer and cruise ship 'Black Watch' at Rosyth

taken 7 years ago, near to Rosyth, Fife, Great Britain

Long trailer and cruise ship 'Black Watch' at Rosyth
Long trailer and cruise ship 'Black Watch' at Rosyth
The trailer is presumably capable of carrying quite heavy loads during construction of the new bridge across the Forth at Queensferry. The cruise ship is one of the Fred Olsen fleet, arriving to take passengers on a Norwegian cruise.
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construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name.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
Thursday, 31 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 31 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Rosyth  Fife 
Primary Subject of Photo
Construction  Ship 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1050 8200 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.3512N 3:26.2478W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1049 8207
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Trailer  Wheels  Bridge Construction  The Queensferry Crossing  Port of Rosyth  Cruise Ship 

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