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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    And there's no actual need for the new bridge!
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Well, there is really.

    Traffic it a complete nightmare on the bridge and surrounding area. Accident on the north bound side? You can get traffic backed up to the M9. Also closes in high winds.

    But the main point is that if they hadn't started on the new bridge before finding out if the remedial maintenance would work, the forth bridge would have had to close to heavy vehicles well before a new bridge was completed. Causing utter chaos for years.

    Also tied into the new bridge is an upgrade of the roads either side, which has been long over due.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Big update today (OP updated with the static position picture)

    Went for a ride over the bridge, nearly killed myself (I need to get more exercise! )

    I won't post them all in the thread but there are 19 in total from today on my flickr album if you click on a pic and fancy looking.

    Progress of the South side (and pillars) from the North side, they'll be starting to get over water soon at the South.




    Below are all from the South side














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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Fantastic

    Starting to look quite impressive.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    I'm interested to know why the sloping pillars were used, smaller footprint I imagine but they're not short of space, I'd imagine they've thought it through though!

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Wow. It's really staring to take shape.
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    I'm interested to know why the sloping pillars were used, smaller footprint I imagine but they're not short of space, I'd imagine they've thought it through though!
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    I'm interested to know why the sloping pillars were used, smaller footprint I imagine but they're not short of space, I'd imagine they've thought it through though!
    Only a guess here, but this would be my thought. They need the two pillars for that portion of the bridge, but if they were straight down they would need either two sets of foundations, or one set that would be much larger than the current one. Thus it would actually be cheaper to build them like that.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    It will be a combination of cost, design and aesthetics.

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    I drive over the bridge twice a day so the new one will be of great benefit! It is really coming up fast now too
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Went for a long overdue visit today (Dareos/Splash don't say a word!)

    Lots of progress, the South side is almost to the water now, not long until that part starts I reckon.











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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Nice pics Rob.

    It's really taking shape now.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    I'd forgotten all about this thread and I was up there last month! Not really got any pics of the new bridge but have some of the old one which I may post if I get time.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Currently watching a documentary on the building of the first road bridge celebrating its 50th year, very interesting (no harnesses at all in those days!)

    BBC iPlayer http://bbc.in/1tmxN74
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    Awesome find Rob. I am watching it now.
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