Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
Due to essential works the East footpath is currently closed. The West footpath/cycleway is open for cyclists and pedestrians.Access Restrictions
The Forth Road Bridge is open to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
The Forth Road Bridge is one of the world’s most significant long-span suspension bridges.
With a main span of 1,006 metres between the two towers, it was the fourth longest in the world and the longest outside the United States when it opened. In total, the structure is over 2.5 km long. A staggering 39,000 tonnes of steel and 125,000 cubic metres of concrete was used in its construction.
"Guid Passage" was the fitting motto given to the bridge when it opened on 4 September 1964.
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The pier from the north tower was sited on the Mackintosh Rock, a whinstone outcrop that made an ideal foundation