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This unique steel Cantilever Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the river Forth between South and North Queensferry, Scotland. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker. The bridge was built by Sir William Arrol.

Constructed started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m (approx £225m at todays value)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.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

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

More information about this wonderful bridge can be found in the Wikipedia entry


bridge, forth bridge, hdr, queensferry, railway, scotland

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  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 4 years ago

    excellent perspective Tom! great history one of my favorite bridges!

  • Thank you kindly Gerry, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Beautifully framed capture Tom, most unique view.

  • Hehe, thank you Lynne, this view is only available in the winter months …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Great picture Tom.

  • Thank you so much dear Jacqui …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 4 years ago

    Wonderful architecture and engineering through great natural framing, Tom!!!

  • Thank you Phil, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Tom!!

  • Thank you so much dear Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalover 4 years ago

    Nicely framed shot Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Howard …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Fantastic pov on this one, Tom.. Excellent

  • Thank you so much dear Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Fantastic, love the framing!

  • Thank you kindy Barbara, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    Truly wonderful capture Tom..great colours too on bridge..excellent !!!!!!

  • Thank you Katy, so glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you Cee …

    – Tom Gomez

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