NT1280 : The north cable-stay tower

taken 5 years ago, near to North Queensferry, Fife, Great Britain

The north cable-stay tower
The north cable-stay tower
Progress in installing the sections of the road deck. Ten pairs of cables installed, 14 to go. Seen from the northern end of the road bridge.
The Queensferry Crossing

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construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name.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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Saturday, 30 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 30 April, 2016
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Coastal  Roads, Road transport  Construction, Development  Air, Sky, Weather  Estuary, Marine 
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Cumulus 
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North Queensferry 
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Construction 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1222 8053 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.5781N 3:24.5639W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1256 8052
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