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August 8th Forth Railway Bridge Scotland

The world-famous cantilever railway bridge which crosses the Firth of Forth between North and South Queensferry was opened in 1890.

 

Ferries had crossed the river at this point, and the decision to erect a railway bridge was made in 1873. It was designed by John Fowler and Benjamin Baker and constructed by William Arrol. Its main span of 1,709 feet was the longest in the world for about 30 years after it was built.

Forth Road Bridge

Ferries continued to cross the Forth here until 1964, when the Forth Boad Bridge, a suspension bridge with a main span of 3,297 feet was completed.

 

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