Open to general traffic, subject to normal motorway restrictionsRoad User Guide
The EAST Footpath/Cycleway is closed due to essential Maintenance, please use the WEST Footpath/Cycleway.Access Restrictions
Welcome to the South East Tower of the Forth Road Bridge.
How does it feel to be here? High up? Windy? A bit wobbly in the breeze?
You’re standing on one of the world’s most significant long-span suspension bridges, 46m above the water. With a distance of 1,006 metres between the two towers, this bridge 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.
Look out for a train crossing and the sheer scale of The Forth Bridge will dwarf it to look like a toy. In 2021 a scale lego model of the Forth Bridge created by engineer Michael Dineen received over 10,000 votes to be made into a Lego set. Sadly, the model didn’t reach the final stages but can now be found in the Forth Bridge Contact and Education Centre.
You can also use ///what3words to guide you to the trail signs. The ///what3words reference is given on each trail stop page.