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This initiative has its origins in the Scottish Ten digital documentation project (www.scottishten.org), carried out by the Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation LLP (CDDV), a partnership between Historic Environment Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art.
The Scottish Ten involved the recording of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in five different countries using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technologies. In 2013, the experience gained allowed the CDDV team to assess if it would be possible to record the Forth Bridge to help support its nomination for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Having demonstrated that a survey was possible, the recording of all three Forth Bridges commenced in 2015 with funding from the Scottish Government. Click here to see a film about 3D Forth Bridges Digital Documentation Project and follow the links on this page to read the team’s fieldwork blogs.
The next phase was to create photo-realistic 3D models from the accurate point cloud data. Click here to see an animation of the 3D models.
With digital models for all three Bridges complete, work commenced on generating learning resources designed to inspire school pupils, the aim being to generate an interest in the Bridges themselves, and to stimulate an enhanced take-up in associated science and technology subjects.