Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
Due to essential works the West footpath is currently closed. The East footpath/cycleway is open for cyclists and pedestrians.Access Restrictions
Advance notification is required for:
Advance notification and indemnity is required for:
A copy of our standard notification & indemnity form can be downloaded here. This should be completed and returned by email to SEAbnormalLoad@bearscotland.co.uk
Loads that could cause congestion are not permitted to cross at the following times:
Loads over 196 tonnes are not permitted to cross the bridge.
Agricultural vehicles include tractors, tractors towing loaded trailers and other agricultural vehicles such as combine harvesters (on trailers or crossing under their own power).
Agricultural vehicles permitted to use the Queensferry Crossing are covered by Classes I or II in Schedule 3 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 and are subject to normal motorway restrictions: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1984/54/contents
Agricultural vehicles are permitted to use the Forth Road Bridge without the prior consent of the roads authority if they:
a) are not permitted to use the Queensferry Crossing; and
b) fall within the definition and provisions relating to agricultural motor vehicles set out in section 3 of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1986/1078/contents/made
Agricultural vehicles that do not conform with The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 may be permitted to use the Forth Road Bridge but only with the prior consent of the roads authority.
The following requirements for advance notification therefore apply:
Forth Road Bridge Control Room can be contacted 24 hours a day on: 0131 319 3083 or via SENetworkHub@bearscotland.co.uk
These procedures ensure safe passage for all users and prevent vehicles arriving and finding a restriction in place that may delay or prevent passage over the bridge.
Call: 0131 319 3083