Forth Rail Bridge

City of Edinburgh / Fife | Queensferry | Rail bridge | ★★★

[Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry]

Few bridges can truly be called iconic, but surely the Forth Rail Bridge fits into this category. This famous red bridge is well over 100 years old and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, carrying trains 2.5 km across the Forth. The steel cantilever design is said to be massively over-engineered, devised in the late 1800s by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker in the aftermath of the tragic Tay Bridge disaster. Two tracks carry hundreds of trains - and thousands of commuters - across the Firth of Forth each day: this is the only rail route into Edinburgh from the north. For those with a bit more time, the best views can be enjoyed from the esplanades in South Queensferry and North Queensferry, or consider a boat trip.

[View from the old Forth Road Bridge]

Location & info

📌 Forth Rail Bridge ★★★★
Spanning the Forth estuary between North and South Queensferry, G.R.: NT 134795 ///workforce.snatched.grapevine
Always viewable. To cross the bridge, take one of the frequent trains north from Dalmeny or south from North Queensferry | Free to view from below

[View from North Queensferry]

[View from North Queensferry station]

[View from the Maid of the Forth (4/7/13)]


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