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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.

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM
Handheld

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Four sets of three bracketed RAWs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4 then PhotoMerged in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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

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forth road bridge, firth of forth, south queensferry, north queensferry, bridge, hdr, hdri, queensferry, river, river forth, scotland, scottish, east central scotland, central scotland, lothian, panorama, pano

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 2 years ago

    Superb pano Tom!

  • Always appreciated Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous shot Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Beatrice …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    Just wonderful dear Tom, an instant fave.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dover 2 years ago

    Great panorama of this amazing bridge. Kasia

  • Thank you so much Kasia …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tom.

  • Always appreciated Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    superb image and great work

  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Nice work and composition for this bridge Tom

  • Thank you kindly Tim …

    – Tom Gomez

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 2 years ago

    Excellent image Tom

  • Cheers Alex …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Stunning is the word for this panorama, Tom! Wonderful. I also love the term Firth of Forth, doesn’t come up much. Really beautiful!

  • Thank you Glenn, we have quite a few Firths around the coast of Scotland sio it is quite a common term here – hehe

    – Tom Gomez

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