Forth Bridge Monument by Tom Gomez

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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

Unveiled on 18th May 2012 by First Minister Alex Salmond, the 7ft bronze monument on the Promenade at South Queensferry, Scotland, in front of the Forth Bridge, honours the workmen who died while building the bridge. The stone base of the monument is engraved with the words:
“To the Briggers, past and present, who built, restored and continue to maintain this iconic structure.”

Begun in 1883, the bridge was opened on 4 March 1890. Official figures from the time quote the number of fatalities during construction is 57, however, the death toll is now accepted as being much higher than this. The monument names the 73 men and boys that are known about, however, it is believed that there are more, as yet, undiscovered names.

An identical monument is sited on the other side of the River Forth at North Queensferry.

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

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.6.

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


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  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 1 year ago

    Great shot and composition. Thanks for sharing the fascinating information too. Slàinte, Kasia

  • Thank you kindly Kasia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Wonderful Tom

  • Thank you so much Mik …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Great composition, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 1 year ago

    A super shot Tom. Love the colours

  • Thank you so much Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Grand shot… puts this feat of engineering into a different perspective, but unhappily, loss of life is part & parcel of these ventures. Excellent work as ever, Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Sheila, the consensus is that the real toll my be more than 100 but there was a cover up …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Very impressive story, Tom. And a wonderful capture, great colors and composition! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Thank you so much Thea, this wonderful bridge is in the town where I live …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 1 year ago

    great capture Tom!

  • Very much appreciated, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Marie,I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

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