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Treasured Places

Event ID 567412

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Treasured Places


Built between 1882 and 1890, the Forth Railway Bridge is regarded as a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. It was designed by the engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, and the contractor for the construction was Tancred, Arrol & Co.

The form of the bridge comprises three double cantilevers, supported by massive granite foundations, and connected by latticed girders. The bridge spans some 2.5km between North and South Queensferry.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 27 June 2007

Hume, J 1976

Smith, M 1994

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