Forth Bridge: The Sixth World Heritage Site in Scotland

by Arūnas
Forth Bridge: The sixth World Heritage site in Scotland

In 2015, UNESCO inscribed the Forth Bridge as the sixth World Heritage site in Scotland. The structure is a symbol of the country’s architectural, industrial, and transportation heritage.

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge located in the east of the country, 14 km (9 mi) west of Edinburgh. It spans the Forth estuary between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry and has a total length of 2,467 m (8,094 ft). The highest point of the bridge stands 110 m (360 ft) above high water and 137 m (449 ft) above its foundations.

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Forth Bridge: The sixth World Heritage in Scotland
South Queensferry Harbour, with the iconic railway bridge in the background
Forth Bridges
The suspension Forth Road Bridge (built-in 1958–1964; 2,512 m/ 8,241 ft long, 156 m/ 512 ft high) and the railway bridge
South Queensferry
View of South Queensferry and the railway bridge from the road bridge
South Queensferry
B907 road, with the railway bridge in the background
Forth Bridge: The sixth World Heritage in Scotland
Train (right) on the railway bridge
South Queensferry
B824 road, with the railway bridge in the background
Forth Bridge: The sixth World Heritage in Scotland
View of South Queensferry and the railway bridge from the road bridge
Forth Bridge: The sixth World Heritage in Scotland
The iconic railway bridge in the background

The Forth Bridge was built between 1883 and 1890 by the two English engineers Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker, and over 4,500 men. 200 trains use the bridge every day, carrying 3 million passengers each year.

Official website: The Forth Bridges


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