Queensferry Crossing

A cable-stayed bridge now being built across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry, to the west of The Forth Road Bridge, and due to open in 2016

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Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

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2.

Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

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Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

 

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The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.  

 

Bridges across the Firth of Forth

Transport Scotland Offices

These three photos were taken from the upper floor of  Transport Scotland's new offices (opened 2013) overlooking the Firth of Forth, situated close to the southern end of The Forth Road Bridge at Queensferry.

The upper floor of this office includes an exhibition dedicated to the construction of the new bridge across the Forth.  The exhibition is open to the public from time to time, as advertised in the press.  It includes:

-  photographs and technical details about the three bridges at Queensferry.

-  a large scale model showing the bridges and approach roads.

-  a presentation on screen, during which I took these three photos.

Transport Scotland Offices

The three bridges are:

The Forth Bridge, opened in 1890, to carry the railway across the Forth.  A nomination is soon to be submitted to UNESCO, seeking their approval for the bridge to be recognised as a World Heritage Site.

- Forth Road Bridge  opened in 1964 to carry road transport and pedestrians across the Forth.  This replaced the ferry that plied between Hawes Pier, beneath the southern end of The Forth Bridge and North Queensferry.

-  Queensferry Crossing, now under construction and due to open in 2016.  This name was announced in June 2013 as the winner in the public vote to name the bridge (up to then referred to as the 'Forth Bridge Replacement Crossing').  Other shortlisted names in this vote were:

-  Caledonia Bridge

-  Firth of Forth Crossing

-  Queensferry Crossing

Saltire Crossing

-  St Margaret's Crossing

Road Transport and Pedestrians

Queensferry crossing, when it opens will be part of the motorway network.  It will carry most of the traffic across the Forth, but buses, coaches, motor cycles, cycles and pedestrians will continue to use The Forth Road Bridge which could, perhaps, at some future date also carry light rail between the two carriageways.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 6, 2013

 

Forth Bridge

Queensferry

 

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