Made in Scotland: The Forth Railway Bridge

This magnificent cantilever railway bridge crosses the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Built between 1882 and 1890, this iconic structure is a symbol of Scotland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At one point in its construction, approximately 4,600 men were employed. Local historians have so far found records of 73 who died in the process.

 

The Forth rail Bridge cantilever Scotland

The Forth Rail Bridge ©HelenBushe

 

This second picture shows both the Forth Rail Bridge and behind it the Forth Road Bridge.

 

The Forth Bridges

The Forth Bridges ©HelenBushe

 

A third bridge is currently under construction and I am so looking forward to seeing it on my next trip up to Scotland. If the pictures I’ve seen of it so far are anything to go by, then it’s going to be the third iconic crossing from Edinburgh and the Lothians over the Firth of Forth and into the Kingdom of Fife.

Thanks as ever to Cee for her Black & White Challenge which this week was “Built by Humans”.

 

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