Hawes Pier Slipway and Forth Bridge by Tom Gomez

Hawes Pier Slipway and Forth Bridge by 

An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

The world famous Forth Bridge from South Queensferry, Scotland.

This unique steel Cantilever Railway Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the River Forth from South to North Queensferry.

The Forth Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed structure. HB Number 40370.

Construction started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m (~£253m in today’s prices) and 57 fatalities among the construction crew (it is now believed that the actual death toll is likely to have been closer to 80).

The bridge is still in use today, carrying the railways to the north from Edinburgh. Along with the Forth Road Bridge (about half a mile to the west) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

Beneath the bridge at the top of the recently repaired Hawes Pier is the recently completed RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station. Queensferry Lifeboat Station has operated an inshore lifeboat for nearly 40 years. The crews have been presented with three awards for gallantry.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Featured in : YOU GOT IT, WE WANT IT : 23 Feb 13
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Related shots can be found at: Queensferry, Lowland Scotland, Bridges and HDR.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 2 years ago

    WOW! What a fantastic capture Tom. Love that wonderful old bridge.

  • Thank you my friend, so pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Look at those colors! Makes me want to take a walk. Beautiful photography, Tom.

  • Always appreciated Frannie, when the clouds clear in February, the light can be really nice …

    – Tom Gomez

    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you kindly Sylvia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    The King has placed another ACE!!
    Breathtaking Tom!!

  • Thank you so much my friend, it is all about the light …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous composition and color, Tom!!

  • Thank you Laurie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 2 years ago

    Oh My Gosh. this is marvelous…great composition !!

  • Thank you so much Di, I live about a mile from this great bridge …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 2 years ago

    WOW Stunning Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    Great Shot with lovely colours dear Tom.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Incredible colours and light, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

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