Forth Road Brig

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Forth Road Brig
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The Forth Road Brig, Edinburgh, Scotland
Coordinates 56°0′3.329″N 3°24′14.87″W / 56.00092472°N 3.4041306°W / 56.00092472; -3.4041306Coordinates: 56°0′3.329″N 3°24′14.87″W / 56.00092472°N 3.4041306°W / 56.00092472; -3.4041306
Carries Motor vehicles
(A90 road)
Cyclists
(National Cycle Route 1)
Pedestrians
Crosses Firth o Forth
Locale Edinburgh, Inchgarvie an Fife, Scotland
Offeecial name Forth Road Brig
Mainteened bi Forth Estuary Transport Authority
Chairacteristics
Design Suspension brig
Tot lenth 2,512 metres (8,241 ft)[1]
Width 33 m (108 ft) Dual twa-lane carriageway, twa cycle/fitpaths[1]
Langest span 1,006 metres (3,301 ft)[1]
Clearance ablo 44.3 m (145 ft)[1]
History
Constructit bi Sir William Arrol & Co., Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company an Dorman Long
Opened 4 September 1964
Statistics
Daily traffic 65,000 vpd (2012 figurs)[2]
Toll Free syne 11 Februar 2008
Forth Road Brig is locatit in Scotland
Forth Road Brig

The Forth Road Brig is a suspension brig in east central Scotland. The brig, opened in 1964, spans the Firth o Forth, connectin the caipital ceety Edinburgh, at Sooth Queensferry, tae Fife, at North Queensferry. It replaced a centuries-auld ferry service tae carry vehicular traffic, cyclists, an pedestrians athort the Forth; rail crossins are made bi the adjacent an historic Forth Brig.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Forth Road Bridge Facts and Figures". Forth Bridges Visitors Centre Trust. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (consortium). "3 Centuries of Spanning the Forth" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 19 October 2012. Traffic: Each year, almost 24 million vehicles cross the bridge. Statistics show that, typically, 2% more vehicles head south than north.