NT1280 : Forth Road Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to North Queensferry, Fife, Great Britain

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Forth Road Bridge
Forth Road Bridge
The approach piers for the carriageway at the northern end of the bridge, from below.
The Forth Road Bridge :: NT1279

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
Monday, 4 May, 2015   (more nearby)
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Monday, 4 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Place (from Tags)
North Queensferry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1258 8071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.6791N 3:24.2211W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1255 8063
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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