Forth Rail Bridge

  • Forth Rail Bridge

    Forth Bridge

As impressive a structural marvel as you could hope to see and an engineering wonder, The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 miles) west of central Edinburgh. Across the bridge is the beautiful Kingdom of Fife.

It was opened on 4th March 1890, and spans a total length of 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the “Forth Bridge” since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name.

There are lots of nice coastal walks, beaches and places to grab a drink and enjoy spectacular views of the bridges such as in South Queensferry or over in Fife.

Image courtesy of http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/

Place Categories: Attractions.Place Tags: bridges, coast, Fife and walks.

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