The Forth Bridge: Scotland's Sixth World Heritage Site

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The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge across the Forth estuary in Scotland, 14 km (9 mi) west of Edinburgh.



Five interesting facts about the Forth Bridge:


  • It was built between 1883 and 1890 by Sir John Fowler, Benjamin Baker and over 4,500 men.
  • The bridge spans the Forth between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry and has a total length of 2,467 m (8,094 feet).
  • The highest point of the bridge stands 110 metres above high water and 137 metres above its foundations.
  • 200 trains use the bridge every day, carrying 3 million passengers each year.
  • In 2015, UNESCO inscribed the Forth Bridge as the sixth World Heritage site in Scotland.

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View of the Forth Bridge and South Queensferry from the Forth Road Bridge

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Two bridges: the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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View of the Forth Bridge from the Forth Road Bridge



Have you seen the Forth Bridge, or been to Quensferry? What do you think about this bridge? Leave me a comment!


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1 comment

  1. I dont know why, but I think this is so cool! A tad bit of history, a lovely view!

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