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Forth Bridge 1964

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  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Across The Firth of Forth
  • Main span 1006m/3300ft
  • Suspension bridge
  • 4 lane road bridge
  • Total length 1824m
  • Designed by Mott, Hay, Anderson, Sir Gilbert Roberts and Dr. William Brown at Freeman Fox & Partners
  • Construction began in 1958
  • Considerably lighter and economical than other bridges at the time

DECK

  • Trussed deck 8.4m/27.6ft deep and 23.8m/78ft wide

TOWERS

  • Welded box sections
  • 162m / 512ft high x-bracing slender towers

PIERS

  • North tower sited on shallow ledge
  • South on caissons sunk into river bed

CABLES

  • Vertical