NT1280 : Forth Road Bridge under construction
taken 64 years ago, near to North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland
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 1½ 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 Link .
Other useful links are:
Forth Bridges Visitor Information Link and
Wikipedia entry Link
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- NT1280, 293 images (more nearby 🔍)
- Roger W Haworth (more nearby)
- Date Taken
- 1 September 1959 (more nearby)
- Thursday, 8 June, 2017
- Subject Location
OSGB36: NT 125 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.4524N 3:24.2417W
- Camera Location
- OSGB36: NT 127 797
- View Direction
- North-northwest (about 337 degrees)