Forth BridgesAugust 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
No hash today, so might as well do some sightseeing here in Edinburgh.
The Forth Rail Bridge (the Rail was added, as it is a railroad bridge), after the Forth Road Bridge was built. The “Rail” bridge is a cantilever bridge built in the 1880s, and became operational in 1890. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. At 8,094 feet long, it is the second longest bridge of its type in the world. A major refurbishment was completed in 2011, including painting, is anticipated to last 25 years. The Forth Road Bridge (in the middle) opened in 1964, and is 2.5 Kms long, with a single span of over 1000 meters. The Queensferry Crossing bridge opened to traffic in 2017, and is 2.7 Kms long. These bridges connect Edinburgh and Fife, and provides a route to the north of Scotland, for the cities of Dundee and Aberdeen.
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