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
🚆🚌 Frequent trains cross the bridge. Best viewpoints are from North Queensferry and South Queensferry, accessible by train or bus.
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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