NT1378 : Sunday afternoon at Hawes Pier

taken 1 year ago, near to Queensferry, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Sunday afternoon at Hawes Pier
Sunday afternoon at Hawes Pier
The 'Maid of the Forth' leaving to go around the bridges to Inchcolm, two tenders from the cruise ship 'Caribbean Princess', moored 2km offshore, ferrying passengers ashore, a Virgin train heading north over the Forth Bridge, and the Inshore Lifeboat Station.
The Forth Bridge :: NT1379
The 1˝ mile Forth Bridge was the world’s first major steel bridge. It was begun in 1883 and formally completed on 4 March 1890 when HRH Edward Prince of Wales tapped into place a ‘golden’ rivet.

It is often incorrectly called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the nearby Forth Road Bridge which was opened in 1964. The rail bridge connects Edinburgh with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. The bridge is a category A listed building (LB9977 LinkExternal link Historic Environment Scotland).

Painting the Forth Bridge became a metaphor for a never-ending task, because a team of painters took three years to paint it all, by which time the first bits they had done needed to be re-done, so they started all over again. More advanced and longer-lasting paints now make this unnecessary.

Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film The 39 Steps includes a scene on the bridge and it is featured even more prominently in the 1959 remake of the same film, although there is no reference to the bridge in the original novel by John Buchan upon which the films are based.

LinkExternal link Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust
LinkExternal link Wikipedia entry
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright M J Richardson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NT1378, 352 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Railways  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Queensferry  Firth of Forth 
Primary Subject of Photo
Coast 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 136 785 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.5378N 3:23.1120W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 135 783
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Forth Bridge  Boats  Train 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 14 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register