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).
Interesting fact: The highest point of the bridge stands 110 m (360 ft) above high water and 137 m (449 ft) above its foundations.
Traveling to Scotland? Below are photos of the Forth Bridge from my trip to South Queensferry.
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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