The Forth Road Bridge
- opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1964
- it carries 4 lanes of traffic, 2 cycle
paths and 2 footpaths
- the central span is 3,300 ft.
- suspended from two towers, each 512 ft
- supporting cables are 2 ft diameter.
- 150 ft clearance for shipping.
- 39,000 tons of steel.
- cost: including 8 miles of access