RNLI under the Bridge by Tom Gomez

An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Bridge

The world famous Forth Bridge from South Queensferry, Scotland.

This unique steel Cantilever Railway Bridge with three diamond-shaped towers crosses the River Forth from South to North Queensferry.

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

Construction started in 1883. The bridge was opened in 1890 at a cost of £2.5m (~£205m in today’s prices) 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. Along with the Forth Road Bridge (about half a mile to the west) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

Beneath the bridge at the top of the recently repaired Hawes Pier is the recently completed RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station. Queensferry Lifeboat Station has operated an inshore lifeboat for nearly 40 years. The crews have been presented with three awards for gallantry.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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


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

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  • fauselr
    fauselrabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonabout 2 years ago

    Great perspective and colours Tom. Always great to see different views of the bridge.

  • Cheers Gary …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Outstanding photography Tom

  • Always appreciated my friend, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

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

    Taken from a great angle dear Tom,super.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful color and composition, Tom!!!!

  • Thank you kindly Laurie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Tom x

  • Always appreciated Pauline, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    I thought those buildings were new!
    Super artwork Tom!

  • Cheers mate, they have not been up very long …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful light and colour, Tom!

  • Thank you kindly David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 2 years ago

    Love the perspective and vibrant colour of this image Tom ! I must have seen a few shots of this bridge, as I recognised it from the thumbnail :) The light and colour really is superb ! !

  • Thank you so much Trish …

    – Tom Gomez

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lorilee …

    – Tom Gomez

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