Iconic, historic and dynamic, Scotland’s Forth Bridges are a wonder of the modern world. Towering side by side over the Firth of Forth, these structures represent the pinnacle of engineering from three centuries.
The oldest and probably most famous is the Forth Bridge, granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2015.When it was built, the Forth Bridge had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world, at 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is one of the most reproduced images of Scotland, featuring in everything from computer games to films to bank notes,
The Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964, and is one of the world’s most significant long span suspension bridges. The Road Bridge replaced the ferries which ran between North and South Queensferry for hundrds of years. Today the bridge is used for public transport plus pedestrians and cyclists.
The newest bridge is the Queensferry Crossing which opened in August 2017. The 1.7 miles (2.7km) structure is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world. This innovative design provides extra strength and stiffness, allowing the towers and the deck to be more slender and elegant. It also has the highest bridge towers in the UK at (210m).
The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Firth of Forth, from Edinburgh (at South Queensferry) to Fife (at North Queensferry). Opened by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1964, it replaced a centuries-old ferry service that carried vehicles and pedestrians, while rail ...