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Forth Bridge

An enduring icon of Scotland

The Forth Bridge is open only to trains. There is no pedestrian or cycle access.

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Wonder of the World

Opened in 1890, the Forth Bridge is a Scottish icon that is recognised the world over as the most famous of cantilever designs.

The world's first major steel structure, the Forth Bridge represents a key milestone in the history of modern railway civil engineering and still holds the record as the world’s longest cantilever bridge.

A full-scale restoration project to return the bridge to its original construction condition was completed in 2012.

In July 2015, UNESCO inscribed the Forth Bridge as the sixth World Heritage Site in Scotland.

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The Briggers

The Briggers were the men and boys who toiled in perilous conditions to construct the Forth Bridge. There are memorials to them at either side of the bridge.