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This unique steel Cantilever Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the river Forth at South 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 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.

The Forth Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A listed structure. HB Number 40370.


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  • andygibb
    andygibbalmost 7 years ago

    great natural framing…i so wish theyd hurry up and get that polythene of it

  • pijinlane
    pijinlanealmost 7 years ago

    I know what Andy means about the polythene ‘decorations’ on the Forth Bridge been hanging there for months but from this angle you hardly notice … love this POV

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    This is the bridge I now and love, my friend could see this from her window. Beautiful capture, great framing, great comp and perspective, wonderful altogether.

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggiealmost 7 years ago

    Yes. Fine perspective! Yet another interesting shape. Isn’t it strange how fatalities associated with these bridges (Like our Sydney Harbour Bridge) almost sound like they are just a natural cost associated with building these things?

  • Thank you

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 7 years ago

    a great take on this familiar landmark – lovely capture!

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Great composition

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 6 years ago

    this is a great shot with the trees and bushes in front!

  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom, well done on the feature in Treasured UK structures, one of two hey?, what a champion..

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 6 years ago

    As fine an image of The Forth Bridge as I’ve seen, I like your use of the foreground branches for framing the bridge, a beauty Tom,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Mayina
    Mayinaabout 6 years ago

    Love the angle you’ve taken this from Tom—on your doorstep?

  • Yes it is Gwenda, I live in South Queensferry. The bridges are about a mile away from my door at the other end of town.

    – Tom Gomez

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