Forth Road Brig
|Forth Road Brig|
The Forth Road Brig, Edinburgh, Scotland
(National Cycle Route 1)
|Crosses||Firth o Forth|
|Locale||Edinburgh, Inchgarvie an Fife, Scotland|
|Offeecial name||Forth Road Brig|
|Mainteened bi||Forth Estuary Transport Authority|
|Tot lenth||2,512 metres (8,241 ft)|
|Width||33 m (108 ft) Dual twa-lane carriageway, twa cycle/fitpaths|
|Langest span||1,006 metres (3,301 ft)|
|Clearance ablo||44.3 m (145 ft)|
|Constructit bi||Sir William Arrol & Co., Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company an Dorman Long|
|Opened||4 September 1964|
|Daily traffic||65,000 vpd (2012 figurs)|
|Toll||Free syne 11 Februar 2008|
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]
- "Forth Road Bridge Facts and Figures". Forth Bridges Visitors Centre Trust. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
- 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.