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Firth of Forth Railway Bridge - Scotland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust
N 55° 59.438 W 003° 23.051
30U E 476033 N 6205103
Quick Description: This about 8300 feet long cantilever railroad bridge crosses the Firth of Forth since 1890.
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/7/2014 4:47:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMN1F3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 15

Long Description:
After the Tay bridge disaster in 1879, when a railway bridge over the neighbouring Firth of Tay collapsed while a train was crossing it in a storm, a better engineering design was required for the Forth of Forth. Such was proposed by Tancred, Falkiner, Philips and Arrol in 1882, and shortly after that, works on the bridge began. In total, 55,000 tonnes of steel and 140,000 cubic yards of masonry were used. Completed, the bridge had the world's largest single cantilever bridge span for 27 years, until it was superseded by the Quebec Bridge. Today, it is still in use and one of Scotland's best known landmarks.

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Firth of Forth near Queensferry/Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Type of structure/site: Bridge

Date of Construction: 1882 to 1890

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: Tancred, Falkiner, Philips & Arrol

Engineering Organization Listing: American Society of Civil Engineers

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