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Forth Rail Bridge Photograph

The Forth rail Bridge could easily be described as one of the most spectacular man-made landmarks in Scotland. It is a solid cantilever bridge and was opened by the (then) Prince of Wales formally on the 5th March 1890. It had taken just Eight years to build and had used 54,000 tonnes of steel, 194,000 tonnes of stone and concrete, 21,000 tonnes of cement and somewhere in the region of 7,000,000 rivets.

The bridge crosses the River Forth between South Queensferry and North Queensferry, and still carries the East Coast mainline railway north from Edinburgh to Perth and Dundee.

forth reail bridge near edinburgh photograph picture


 

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