The Queensferry Crossing :: Shared Description

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construct a second Forth Road Bridge, as the original [1964] one is wearing out, the Forth Replacement Crossing has now been replaced by the democratically chosen official name.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.
by M J Richardson
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NT1280 : Queensferry Crossing - north cable tower by M J Richardson
NT1278 : Port Edgar Marina by M J Richardson
NT1280 : The north cable-stay tower by M J Richardson
NT1278 : Port Edgar by M J Richardson
NT1178 : Let there be sunshine by M J Richardson
NT1078 : Survey point on East Shore, Queensferry by M J Richardson
NT1179 : South Cable Tower, Queensferry Crossing by M J Richardson
NT1281 : St Margaret's Hope Lodge by M J Richardson
NT1179 : The Queensferry Crossing by M J Richardson
NT1281 : Gates to St Margaret's Hope by M J Richardson
NT1278 : Forth Road Bridge by M J Richardson
NT1279 : The Firth of Forth - a view from the Road Bridge by M J Richardson
NT1179 : The Queensferry Crossing by M J Richardson
NT1178 : Construction yard at the Queensferry Crossing by M J Richardson
NT1280 : Marine excavations at North Queensferry by M J Richardson
NT1281 : Earthworks at North Queensferry by M J Richardson
NT1177 : Road building at Queensferry by M J Richardson
NT1278 : Port Edgar and the New Bridge by Anne Burgess
NT1281 : Ferry Toll and Castlandhill Road by M J Richardson
NT1179 : The Queensferry Crossing by M J Richardson
NT1179 : The meeting of the cable stays by M J Richardson
NT1281 : Dunfermline Waste Water Treatment Works by M J Richardson
NT1178 : The gap is filled - almost by M J Richardson
NT1279 : The two bridges by M J Richardson
NT1178 : Queensferry Crossing by Anne Burgess

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Created: Fri, 4 May 2012, Updated: Thu, 31 Aug 2017

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