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Cables on Queensferry Crossing to be cleaned

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One of the problems encountered on the new Queensferry Crossing in the four years since it opened has been the ice falling from the cables. Now the cables on the north tower will be...

M90 Diversion via Forth Road Bridge to be trialled

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On Saturday 30 January motorists using the M90 at Queensferry will be diverted over the Forth Road Bridge in the first trial of the emergency diversion to include live traffic.This builds on an earlier...

New plaque unveiled on Queensferry Crossing

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An artwork called Bridge of Pages was unveiled by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop paying tribute to the Queensferry Crossing. The unveiling took place on 4 September 2019, the same date as the new bridge...

New lighting on the Queensferry Crossing

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Architectural lighting has now been installed on The Queensferry Crossing.It includes uplighting for each of the main towers and strip lighting along the deck edge of the bridge.Doesn't the bridge look pretty? And these...

Queensferry Crossing has been open for a year

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The Scottish Government opened The Queensferry Crossing a year ago on 30 August. They have issued some numbers showing why the bridge is a reliable alternative to the 1964 Forth Road Bridge.There have been...

Queensferry Crossing settles down as a ‘reliable’ route

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Transport Scotland have released new data which they say shows the improved reliability of travel on M90 corridor.According to the report since the Queensferry Crossing opened there have been 14 occasions on which the...

Letter from Scotland

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This week we’ve been asking ourselves: is Scotland’s fairly new national police force in crisis ?  Certainly a policeman’s lot is not a happy one at the moment…whether you are one of the five...

Roadworks on Queensferry Crossing to allow traffic to drive at motorway speeds

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As explained when the Queensferry Crossing was officially opened in early September, the speed limit on all surrounding roads and on the bridge itself was restricted to 40mph until roadworks on connecting routes had...

Eddie Cairney’s new album inspired by Queensferry Crossing

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Eddie Cairney, one of Scotland's most prolific songwriters has recently brought out an EP about the Queensferry Crossing called Sketches o' the Q.C. It's the fourth EP  in a series of albums about the recent...

Queensferry Crossing official opening

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Today the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing took place at both sides of the already iconic structure.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today accompanied Her Majesty The Queen, and the Lord Provost the Rt Hon...

Thousands to walk the Queensferry Crossing this weekend

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The Queensferry Crossing has been in the news all week, and now a lucky 50,000 ballot winners will enjoy the experience of walking across the 1.7 mile bridge this weekend.Ahead of Monday’s official opening...

Queensferry Crossing – opening celebrated with cookies!

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Guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotels all over the globe are welcomed with a signature DoubleTree Cookie.Now, to celebrate the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing and the launch of the 10th DoubleTree...

Letter from Scotland

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Isn’t she beautiful ? Our new bridge over the Forth has won me over with her sheer elegance and white-cabled grace.  I have to admit I was against the whole Queensferry Crossing project when...

Queensferry Crossing – open to traffic today and tomorrow

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This morning in the early hours, traffic was redirected and the first cars began to filter onto the Queensferry Crossing.Just after 1.00am the Economy Minister Keith Brown MSP tweeted a video of himself looking...

Queensferry Crossing – the facts and figures

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Following a construction period which began in 2011, The Queensferry Crossing opened to traffic for the first time earlier today.Here are some facts about the newest bridge over the Forth which is the biggest...

The Queensferry Crossing opens today

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Traffic will begin to use The Queensferry Crossing this morning  marking the end of a momentous  journey.The project may be about 10 weeks late but at almost £250 million under budget, this new infrastructure...

University archives reveal Queensferry Crossing design is historic

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Forgotten pioneer’s Forth crossing dream realised after 200 yearsWhile perusing the University of Edinburgh archives, geographer Bruce Gittings came across a plan for a bridge which bears some resemblance to the Queensferry Crossing which...

Queensferry Crossing – new website has all the latest information

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There is a new website which has news of all Forth Bridges including The Queensferry Crossing.This has been set up ahead of the new bridge being declared open on 4 September 2017 by Her...

Queensferry Crossing to open on 4 September

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On the anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge in 1964, Her Majesty The Queen will open the Queensferry Crossing in 2017.She will be accompanied by The First Minister who will deliver...

Letter from Scotland

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This week we launched the UK’s biggest ever warship, the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. It slid gently out of its dock at Rosyth and squeezed under the new Forth Bridge…another recent...

Queensferry Crossing to open at the end of the summer

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The Queensferry Crossing, the new bridge over the River Forth, will be opened to the public on 30 August 2017. Then it will close again.This will allow 50,000 members of the public to take...

Letter from Scotland

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My part in this “historic” week was pretty minor.  But I did stand for a few moments with the pro-EU marchers as they set off for the Scottish Parliament to make the point that...

Queensferry Crossing – delays due to the weather continue

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At this morning's meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee at Holyrood, Keith Brown MSP had to inform the members that the Queensferry Crossing faces further delays.His mantra when he was Transport Minister...

Queensferry Crossing – last section in place – third bridge connects north to south

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This morning the last section of the new Queensferry Crossing was lifted into place.This third bridge at North and South Queensferry now links Fife to the southern shore of the River Forth.There have been...

The Queensferry Crossing – Scotland’s biggest project moving along

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The Queensferry Crossing is huge, but it is also Scotland's biggest infrastructure project.Transport Scotland have made a video of the last twelve months of the bridge which is about 94% complete:https://youtu.be/PckUNBWH4ogEconomy Secretary Keith Brown...

Foreign Office may have the wrong bridge

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have got it wrong when they tweeted about the new Queensferry Crossing - and used a photo of the Forth Bridge which is over 150 years old. This...

The Queensferry Crossing shimmering its way across the Forth

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The 42,000 tonnes of steel are almost all in the right place now to take the longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world from one side of the Forth to the other. There is...

It’s Queensferry Crossing with 12,000 votes

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A major new bridge over the Firth of Forth will be named the Queensferry Crossing, after securing more than a third of votes in a public ballot.First Minister Alex Salmond revealed the outcome of...

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