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The LPG Tanker Malvern on the river Forth passing under the Forth Road Bridge as seen from South Queensferry, Scotland.

Located 9 miles (15 km) west of Edinburgh, 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).

This shot was taken with my new point and shoot camera, a Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS on Saturday 29th December 08.

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Related shots can be found at: South Queensferry and Bridges.

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Comments

  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawover 5 years ago

    Great capture Tom

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidover 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom.

    Do you live very far from the 2 bridges?

  • About a mile. I can see the tops of both bridges from my bedroom window.

    – Tom Gomez

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidover 5 years ago

    You must have hundreds of images of the 2 Bridges Tom, a bit like me and out Tyne Bridge lol

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    What a fabulous bridge! Gorgeous sky and colours, Tom!

  • Mayina
    Mayinaover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture Tom………

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 5 years ago

    Nice one Tom. Love the bright boat. Great capture.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture..the colours are lovely

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    gorgeous!!!

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture. What a wonderful view you have from your home.

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 5 years ago

    Nice composition Tom, good job

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