Forth Rail Bridge, a cultural landmark near Edinburgh, Scotland



This afternoon, I am posting information on the Forth Rail Bridge which spans the River Forth between North Queensferry and South Queensferry, a few miles N.W. of Edinburgh in the east of Scotland.

This iconic structure is well known to engineers and architects around the world.In Scotland it has been awarded the highest possible Catgory A heritage listing whilst UNESCO has assgned the bridge World Heritage status.

Summary information
  • Opened in 1890..
  • When opened was the world's longest cantilever bridge and the world's first major steel structure.
  • Still forms a vital rail crossing, carrying about 200 trains each day.
  • Approximately 100 workers lost their lives building the structure.
Bridge viewed from South Queensferry


Bridge viewed from North Queensferry


Bridge at Night


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