An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

Located 9 miles (15 km) west of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Forth Road Bridge spans the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry 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.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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


Related shots can be found at: South Queensferry, Lowland Scotland, Bridges and HDR.

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Really beautiful, the sky!!

  • Thank you Gena, it was the nicest day we have had for weeks …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardover 1 year ago

    Love that NEX ! Another good one, Tom.

  • Thank you so much Nancy, this bridge is less than a mile from my house …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Maria1606
    Maria1606over 1 year ago

    Beautiful panorama!!

  • Thank you kindly Maria …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture, Tom! Wonderful sky and a beautiful bridge!

  • Thank you kindly Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    A Bridge no far enough!
    That’s why we’re buildin a ner yin!
    Superb shot Tom :o)

  • Hehe, cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 1 year ago

    Very well composed photo!

  • Thank you so much Stephen …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, Tom,,,,great sky!!!

  • Thank you kindly Dorothy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Nice to see this beautiful span standing alone, for now. A familiar landmark…& a fine view from the middle. Beautiful shot, Tom.

  • Thank you Sheila, the new bridge is scheduled to be opened in 2016 …

    – Tom Gomez

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