Forth Road Bridge and Harbour by Tom Gomez


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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge and Category B Listed Harbour

South Queensferry Harbour and the Forth Road Bridge seen from the elevated position of the Back Braes over the rooftops of South Queensferry, Scotland.

South Queensferry Harbour dates from the 16th century and was rebuilt in 1817.

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.

The Forth Road Bridge is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed structure. HB Number 47778.

South Queensferry Harbour is an Historic Scotland Category B listed structure. HB Number 40371.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.1.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


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

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    Terrific picture, Tom.

  • Cheers David, always appreciated my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

    BLYTHARTover 2 years ago

    Scotland is such a splendid country – but of course you know that already :-)

  • Hehe, cheers mate, I live less than a mile from this bridge …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Great bridge dear Tom……………………how I would love to meet you at either end for a good old natter and a coffee……………… day perhaps………………..x

  • That would be nice, I look forward to it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 2 years ago

    A great view of the bridge Tom and interesting history as usual.

  • Thank you so much Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 2 years ago

    Excellent image Tom

  • Thank you so much Karen …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom, certainly impressive a bridge

  • Thank you kindly Trudi, it is a great bridge …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    What a beautiful capture dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

    BLYTHARTover 2 years ago

    Do you take your turn to paint it? :-)

  • Hehe, I don’t think they paint this one. You may be thinking of the Forth Rail Bridge (see here) although, there is now no need to paint it either as they have recently finished a 10 year paint job using new space age paints which they calim will last for the next 25 years …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 2 years ago

    You had me in suspenders for a while there Tom!
    This view is surely going to change soon so the historic value of quality scenes like this will surely rise!
    WTG Bro :o)

  • Cheers my friend, indeed the view will change. I went over the bridge an hour ago and I could see about 6 small ships all working around the foundations for the new bridge …

    – Tom Gomez

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