Forth Road Brig

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Forth Road Brig
Forth Road Bridge01 2002-04-07.jpg
The Forth Road Brig, Edinburgh, Scotland
Coordinates56°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
CarriesMotor vehicles
(A90 road)
Cyclists
(National Cycle Route 1)
Pedestrians
CrossesFirth o Forth
LocaleEdinburgh, Inchgarvie an Fife, Scotland
Offeecial nameForth Road Brig
Mainteened biForth Estuary Transport Authority
Chairacteristics
DesignSuspension brig
Tot lenth2,512 metre (8,241 ft)[1]
Width33 m (108 ft) Dual twa-lane carriageway, twa cycle/fitpaths[1]
Langest span1,006 metre (3,301 ft)[1]
Clearance ablo44.3 m (145 ft)[1]
History
Constructit biSir William Arrol & Co., Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company an Dorman Long
Opened4 September 1964
Statistics
Daily traffic65,000 vpd (2012 figurs)[2]
TollFree 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 on 4 September 1964,[3] 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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Forth Road Bridge Facts and Figures". Forth Bridges Visitors Centre Trust. Retrieved 28 Januar 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.
  3. "The Bridge – Introduction" (in Inglis). Forth Estuary Transport Authority. Archived frae the original on 30 Apryle 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2013.