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Forth Road Bridge

"Guid Passage" since 1964

The Forth Road Bridge is open to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. 

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Long Span Suspension Bridge

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.

Check the Road User Guide for information on who should use which roads and bridges!

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Forth Road Bridge

Facts & Figures

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Construction Gallery

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History

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About the Bridge

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Maintenance

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A Solid Foundation

The pier from the north tower was sited on the Mackintosh Rock, a whinstone outcrop that made an ideal foundation