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Forth Bridge

This dominating cantilever bridge is one of Scotland’s major monuments as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Forth Bridge opened in 1890 and carries the trains between South and North Queensferry.

Before the bridge came to be, a regular ferry travelled between the villages across the The Firth of Forth. This occurred as far back as the 12th century, and it became the busiest ferry in Scotland by the 18th century.

The expansion of the railway network led to over 4,000 men constructing Forth Bridge. This project used over 53,000 tonnes of steel and 6.5 million rivets!

The bridge’s highest point is 110 metres above the firth and is a magnificent sight to see from one of its piers. This iconic, red structure showcases an important part of Edinburgh’s history and is certainly worth seeing.

Experience this impressive, steel bridge first-hand during a walk along the firth…

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