Construction started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m (~£205m 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 these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.
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 Handheld
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