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Forth Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Providing a rail link between Edinburgh and Fife over the Firth of Forth, the gigantic Forth Bridge is 2,529 metres long and at its highest point is 101 metres high. Visitors to Scotland will want to view the Forth Bridge, its immense size and three double-cantilevers make it an impressive site. It is estimated that over 50,000 tons of steel was used to build it.

The unique look of the bridge, due to the three towers, gives an appearance of a large sea serpent rising out of the Scottish fog, which could be considered to be appropriate for a country that also features Loch Ness. A visitor centre housing the Forth Bridges Exhibition and the city of Edinburgh with its many attractions is not far away. There is Edinburgh Castle, Royal Botanic Garden, The Royal Yacht Britannia and it is also the site for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

There is also the Forth Road Bridge in the area, it is a suspension bridge with a total length of approximately 2.5 kilometres and is open to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. The Forth Road Bridge could be replaced soon while the famous Forth Bridge is expected to be in use for another century or longer.



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