NT0783 : The Forth Bridges from Limekilns Promenade

taken 1 year ago, near to Limekilns, Fife, Great Britain

The Forth Bridges from Limekilns Promenade
The Forth Bridges from Limekilns Promenade
The cable-stays of the Queensferry Crossing, about 6km away, catch the afternoon sun.
The Queensferry Crossing :: NT1280
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construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name.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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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Limekilns  Firth of Forth  Fife 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 074 831 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.9466N 3:29.2358W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 070 834
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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