Forth Brig

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Forth Brig
Scotland-2016-Aerial-Edinburgh-Forth Bridge.jpg
Coordinates56°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
CarriesRail traffic
CrossesFirth o Forth
LocaleEdinburgh, Inchgarvie an Fife, Scotland
Mainteened biBalfour Beatty unner contract tae Network Rail
Chairacteristics
DesignCantilever brig
Tot lenth8,094 ft (2,467 m)[1]
Width120 ft (37 m) at piers[1]
32 ft (9.8 m) at centre[1]
Hicht361 ft (110 m) abuin heich watter[1]
Langest span2 of 1,700 feet (520 m)[1]
Clearance ablo150 ft (46 m) tae heich water[1]
History
DesignerSir John Fowler an
Sir Benjamin Baker
Construction begin1882
Construction end1890
Opened4 Mairch 1890
Statistics
Daily traffic190–200 trains per day
Offeecial nameThe Forth Brig
Teepcultural
Criteriai, iv
Designatit2015
Reference no.1485
Leetit Biggin – Category A
Offeecial nameForth Brig
Designatit18 Juin 1973
Reference no.LB40370
Forth Brig is locatit in Scotland
Forth Brig
Forth Brig
Location in Scotland

The Forth Brig is a cantilever railwey 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 whiles referred tae as the Forth Rail Brig 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.