The Queensferry Crossing is a road bridge in Scotland. It was built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge and carries the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, and Fife, at North Queensferry.Using our world travel planner, Edinburgh attractions like Queensferry Crossing can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Proposals for a second Forth road crossing were first put forward in the 1990s, but it was not until the discovery of structural issues with the Forth Road Bridge in 2005 that plans were moved forward. The decision to proceed with a replacement bridge was taken at the end of 2007; the following year it was announced that the existing bridge would be retained as a public transport link. The Forth Crossing Act received Royal Assent in January 2011, and construction began in September 2011.
The Queensferry Crossing is a three-tower cable-stayed bridge, with an overall length of 2.7km. Around 4km of new connecting roads were built, including new and upgraded junctions at Ferrytoll in Fife, South Queensferry and Junction 1A on the M9.
The bridge was first due to be completed by December 2016, but this deadline was extended to August 2017 after several delays. It is the third bridge across the Forth at Queensferry, alongside the Forth Road Bridge completed in 1964, and the Forth Bridge completed in 1890. Following a public vote, it was formally named on 26 June 2013 and opened to traffic on 30 August 2017. The official opening was carried out on 4 September 2017 by Queen Elizabeth II, fifty-three years to the day after she opened the adjacent Forth Road Bridge.
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もっとも古い世界遺産の鉄道橋・初代道路橋・最新の道路橋と3つの橋を一度に眺めることができます。そのうち初代の道路橋は自転車・徒歩で歩いて渡る事ができます。天気が良ければ橋の袂の無料駐車場に車を止めて徒歩で渡る事をお勧めします。気持ち良いです。 more »You can see the oldest World Heritage railway bridge, the first road bridge, the latest road bridge and three bridges at once. The first road bridge can be crossed by bicycle or on foot. If the weather is nice, it is recommended that you park your car at the free parking lot on the bridge and cross on foot. It feels good.
Took this from Edinburgh to Anstruther. Cool views looking out of the bus on both sides upon crossing. I am a tad scared of heights, so I held my breath a bit. more »
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