An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge and Category B Listed Harbour

South Queensferry Harbour and the Forth Road Bridge seen from the elevated position of the Back Braes over the rooftops of South Queensferry, Scotland.

South Queensferry Harbour dates from the 16th century and was rebuilt in 1817.

Located 9 miles (15 km) west of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Forth Road Bridge spans the Firth of Forth between South and North Queensferry. When it was opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II on the 4th September, 1964, the bridge was the longest in the world outside the USA.

The bridge is nearly 1828m (2000 yards) long while its main span, of 1006m (3300 feet), is the tenth longest in the world; its towers are over 150m (500 feet) high. The deck, which carries four lanes of traffic with two walkways, is suspended from cables which are 5.9cm (2.3 inches) in diameter and composed of 11,618 high-tensile steel wires, giving a total length of wire of 49,280 km (30,621 miles).

Along with the Forth Bridge (about half a mile to the east) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

The Forth Road Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed structure. HB Number 47778.

South Queensferry Harbour is an Historic Scotland Category B listed structure. HB Number 40371.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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  • joak
    joakover 1 year ago

    this is great tom ..magical treatment a wee fav for me

  • Cheers my friend, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Maria1606
    Maria1606over 1 year ago

    Lovely winter colors…

  • Thank you kindly Maria …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Glow man glow! Crackin capture Tom :o)

  • Cheer Robin mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Excellent picture Tom! Is that snow? lol

  • It certainly is David, but the shot is from winter 2010, we have had very little snow this year. Pleased you like the shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Marvellous light…. and a beautiful bridge.

  • Thank you kindly Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Georgia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Tom!

  • Thank you so much Roy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • imagic
    imagicover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Tom – my compliments.

  • Thank you Jens …

    – Tom Gomez

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