Forth Bridge

Queensferry Crossing

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Forth Bridge

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An enduring icon of Scotland

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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World Heritage Site

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The Forth Bridge Experience

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Go Forth and discover! Digital game