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Forth Road Bridge

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The Forth bridges in context, viewed looking north west from Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Note the height of the towers of the new bridge, which is furthest away, and the great span of the first road bridge. September 2016
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A bridge across the Firth of Forth, Scotland. The design of this suspension bridge involved use of a trussed deck (span 1006 metres). The design was by Freeman Fox and Partners.

The bridge opened in 1964.

2017 A new cable-stayed bridge was built a short distance to the west of the first road bridge.

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