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Forth Bridge

Forth Bridges




Construction of the world’s largest cantilever bridge began in 1883 – and finished seven years later when the Forth Bridge was opened on March 4, 1890.

The Forth Bridge is recognised all over the world. Restored to its original condition in 2012, on the Forth Bridge’s 125th anniversary, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving Scotland’s marvel of Victorian engineering the same status as the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

The Forth Bridge was built to create an unbroken rail link between London and Aberdeen, a role it continues today, with 200 trains crossing the bridge to and from Fife every day.

Next to the Forth Bridge sits the Forth Road Bridge. When the the bridge opened in 1964 it was the longest suspension bridge in Europe and the fourth longest in the world. Today, the Forth Road Bridge is still recognised as one of the world’s most significant suspension bridges.

The newest bridge is the stunning Queensferry Crossing whoch opened in 2017. At 1.7 miles, the Queensferry Crossing is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world – and also has the highest bridge towers in the UK.

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