Forth Brig

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Forth Brig
The Forth Bridge seen from South Queensferry.JPG
Coordinates 56°00′02″N 3°23′19″W / 56.000421°N 3.388726°W / 56.000421; -3.388726Coordinates: 56°00′02″N 3°23′19″W / 56.000421°N 3.388726°W / 56.000421; -3.388726
Carries Rail traffic
Crosses Firth o Forth
Locale Edinburgh, Inchgarvie an Fife, Scotland
Maintained bi Balfour Beatty unner contract tae Network Rail
Design Cantilever brig
Tot lenth 8,094 ft (2,467 m)[1]
Width 120 ft (37 m) at piers[1]
32 ft (9.8 m) at centre[1]
Hicht 361 ft (110 m) abuin heich watter[1]
Langest span 2 of 1,700 feet (520 m)[1]
Clearance ablo 150 ft (46 m) tae heich water[1]
Designer Sir John Fowler an
Sir Benjamin Baker
Construction begin 1882
Construction end 1890
Opened 4 Mairch 1890
Daily traffic 190–200 trains per day
Offeecial name: The Forth Brig
Type: cultural
Criterie: i, iv
Designatit: 2015
Reference No. 1485
Forth Brig is located in Scotland
Forth Brig
Forth Brig
Location in Scotland

The Forth Brig is a cantilever railway brig ower the Firth o Forth in the east o Scotland, 9 miles (14 kilometres) wast o central Edinburgh. It wis opened on 4 Mairch 1890 an spans a tot lenth o 8,296 feet (2,528.7 m). It is sometimes referred tae as the Forth Rail Bridge tae distinguish it frae the Forth Road Brig, tho this haes never been an offeecial title.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Forth Bridge". NetworkRail. Network Rail. Retrieved 3 July 2015.