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The Forth Bridge is 125 today! There were crowds of people at the viewing platform above the Forth Road Bridge and we took our chances with all the other photographers and camera crews there.

A Typhoon and a Spitfire both flew past to mark the occasion.

With Network Rail’s ambitious proposal to create a Forth Bridge Experience (due to open in 2017), VisitScotland is keen to ensure that a much greater focus is put on all three bridges as a unique, exciting tourism destination to enrapture visitors from around the globe.

In 2014, the national and international interest in the iconic structures was evident with almost 20,000 attendances at the VisitScotland Homecoming event – the Forth Bridges Festival – the first of its scale and nature.  The Festival is to be repeated in 2015 to celebrate the railway bridge’s historic anniversary and continue to raise the profile of the three bridges and the surrounding areas to visitors from home and abroad

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The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to Minister for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities , Keith Brown MSP after the fly past.

The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS from Phyllis Stephen on Vimeo.

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