In March 2020 the City of Edinburgh Council granted planning permission for the development of a Forth Bridge Walk Reception Centre at South Queensferry.
Over the summer Network Rail began the process of appointing a main contractor to design and build the Forth Bridge Experience. Network Rail is currently evaluating the tender responses.
The proposals for the Forth Bridge Experience include the creation of a new hub at the iconic bridge where the public will be able to access the world-famous structure and explore its heritage as well as the outstanding views from 367 ft (110m) above sea level.
The project will see construction of a bridge walk and reception centre on the south side of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which will be used for preparing those heading out on the bridge walk as well as providing an access point to the structure.
Groups of up to 15 people will put on safety harnesses before being led out onto the bridge’s south cantilever, walking up to a viewing point at the top using walkways built into the structure.
Between three and four groups an hour will be permitted on the bridge, with each tour expected to last around two and a half hours.