1959

NT1280 : Forth Road Bridge under construction

taken 64 years ago, near to North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland

Forth Road Bridge under construction
Forth Road Bridge under construction
At the time of uploading this image there are lots of photos here of the construction of the third Queensferry crossing. So here is a reminder that the second Queensferry crossing is less than 60 years old.

Taken from the ferry looking back towards North Queensferry.

I have written notes to confirm the date of the photograph and that it was taken at 12:20 with an exposure of 1/50 second at f:5.6 on Kodachrome film.
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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Geographical Context: Roads, Road transport Bridge: Road Over Estuary Primary Subject: Bridge other tags: Road Bridge Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Roger W Haworth   (more nearby)
Date Taken
1 September 1959   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 125 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.4524N 3:24.2417W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 127 797
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