NT1178 : The Queensferry Crossing - southern approach viaduct

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

The Queensferry Crossing - southern approach viaduct
The Queensferry Crossing - southern approach viaduct
The southern carriageways are in place, and waiting to be met from the bridge growing out from the southern tower
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construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name.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
Sunday, 1 February, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 1 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Queensferry  Edinburgh 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1162 7893 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.7092N 3:25.1094W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1157 7867
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Bridge Building  Firth of Forth  The Queensferry Crossing 

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