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Forth Bridge, North Queensferry
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Forth Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth, is a popular tourist destination for travelers worldwide. It is sometimes referred to as the Forth Rail Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, though this has never been an official title. Plans are in action to build a visitor’s center as well as a viewing platform at the top of the bridge. Soon, you may be able to walk up the track to the southern tower, 100 m (330 ft) above sea level. This bridge has also been featured regularly in popular culture. You can find it in the film The 39 Steps by Alfred Hitchcock, in the novel The Bridge by Iain Banks, in various advertisements, and even in the video game Grand Theft Auto. To visit Forth Bridge on your holiday in North Queensferry, and find out what else North Queensferry has to offer, use our North Queensferry trip itinerary builder.
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  • Go by train from Edinburgh and get off at North Queensferry thereby travelling over the bridge and getting a close view of the bridge by a short but steep walk down to sea level. You can get right und...  more »
  • Until 1918, it was the longest in Europe, according to our guide. Located in the Fort fjord, to the East of Scotland and connects the Northeast with the South-East. A masterpiece of engineering is considered. Bridge pass all kinds of trains since it was originally designed to withstand steam locomotives which were much heavier. The maintenance was always very complicated so you think a fixed staff of operators and railway. It is currently a private company contracted by the railway network.
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  • The Forth Bridge was opened on the 4th March 1890. It is a cantilever railway bridge stretching over the Firth of Forth between the villages of North Queensferry and South Queensferry. The bridge is s...  more »
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  • Iconic rail bridge across the Firth of Fourth. Built in the late 1800's it really is a marvel of engineering that's a must see if you are in the area.
  • Love bridge👍 It's recognised internationally for its masterpiece Engineering work.
  • Google, can you please remove the words, "iconic suspension bridge" from the Forth Bridge (that's the one to the East of the Forth Road Bridge). The Forth Bridge is a rail bridge, carries no traffic other than trains and is not a suspension bridge!
  • Amazing site to behold and great to view from a boat
  • Classic bridge when engineering was also beautiful.