The Forth Road Bridge from North Queensferry by Tom Gomez

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The small town of North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland and the Forth Road Bridge which spans the Firth of Forth between North Queensferry and South 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 Rail Bridge (about half a mile to the east) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)

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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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

Featured in : Neighborhoods : 31 May 09
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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    hi tom was sailing under there today … fantastic capture!! but sadly wont make it tomorrow to the meet – have a great day and regards to all … hopefully will manage next time
    :))

  • Pity you can not come Maggie. I’ll think about you becalmed in the middle of a borders loch – hehehe
    Glad you like the shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • machandel
    machandelover 5 years ago

    Good motive, fantastic colors!

  • Thanks for the great comment …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 5 years ago

    Great image, well composed and beautiful, vibrant colours, Tom !!!!

  • Thanks phil …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 5 years ago

    outstanding work Tom

  • Cheers Chris …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kevin Meldrum
    Kevin Meldrumover 5 years ago

    yes indeed it is another great capture from you tom

  • Thanks Kevin …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture, thanks for the info…gina

  • Thank you so much Gina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dusker
    Duskerover 5 years ago

    What wonderful scenery you have around you; afraid nothing like that around here; but you still inspire me to get out and get what we do have. Move yourself Dusker!

  • Thank you Dusker …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom and as usual, a good description

  • Thanks Mik, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CaseyConnor
    CaseyConnorover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful place!!! Brilliant shot.

  • Thank you Casey …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 5 years ago

    Awesome bridge, Tom, what a wonderful scene!

  • Thank you so much Mel …

    – Tom Gomez

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