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    Queensferry Crossing / New Forth Road Bridge - Construction pictures

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    Documentary on the building of the older Forth Road Bridge on BBC iPlayer http://bbc.in/1tmxN74 (no longer available )

    Webcams pointed at and around the build available here

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    So the new bridge is due to be finished in 2016, I thought it would be good to get some progress pics during this time so here they are

    I intend to take a pic as often as possible or when there are big changes but please note ...

    a) I'm lazy
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    b) There isn't much progress at the beginning while they sort out foundations.

    Fingers crossed I can keep up the willpower to do this for the next 3years!

    Also note that this is NOT a guide on how to take decent photos (as you can immediately tell by the pics!)

    Official website here http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/...ement-crossing

    Below are the first pics I ever took, before I realised there was a bridge going up, I wondered why there were diggers on tiny islands in the Forth!



    Last edited by Rob_B; 26-03-2017 at 10:55 PM.

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Cool

    I will be watching this.
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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    What are they doing with the old bridge? Are the Americans having it?

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    They've put an advert on gumtree, free pickup as long as you've got a van











    but on a serious note. The old road bridge will stay open to light traffic, the heavy stuff will go over the new one seeing as the old ones' cables are snapping :/

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    don't think I will be walking over the old bridge.

    what's the the new bridge getting called?

    The fifth road bridge!
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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    I could be wrong, but i believe the existing crossing will stay as it is. They have been successful in alleviating the corrosion of the main support cables.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-fife-21522376

    So although the bridge will still be able to take heavy vehicles, that crossing really needs more capacity, especially in bad weather and eventually it will need to be replaced. I believe they are structuring the roads so that you can go in any direction from each bridge, but one will favour Edinburgh based traffic, and the other will favour traffic heading west.

    As for the name, there is a competition on going at the moment.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-fife-20846188

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Green parties up and down the land irritate the hell out of me. Their new slogan should be "stopping progress, one short sighted decision at a time".

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    As you can see the speed of progress is astounding!.....

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    I think the 'Margaret Thatcher Memorial Bridge' would go down a treat...

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    I think the 'Margaret Thatcher Memorial Bridge' would go down a treat...
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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    As you can see there is massive progress....I'm talking about the bush in the right hand corner of course as the bridge hasn't bloomed yet

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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    As you can see there is massive progress....I'm talking about the bush in the right hand corner of course as the bridge hasn't bloomed yet
    That bush is fair coming on.

    At this rate, i will be a grandfather before its built.......
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    Re: New Forth Road bridge contruction - progress

    Uploaded one from June I took, wasn't going to bother as even the bush hadn't grown much! Will check it this weekend to see if there is any more progress (the bridge that is!)

    I'll also need to check if the walkway on the other side of the bridge is open, has been closed for ages but would give great shots of the construction.
    Last edited by Rob_B; 03-07-2013 at 11:58 PM.

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