The Bridge

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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I took this shot of the Forth Bridge on Friday 10th April 09 while meeting up with Chris Clark. For those of us who live here, it is always called The Bridge – hence the title of this shot.

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.

Along with the Forth Road Bridge (about half a mile to the west) these two bridges form the main traffic arteries north and south.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)

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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro.

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

Sold a Card on 5th Jan 10

Click on the image below to see the Forth Road Bridge

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