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Queensferry Crossing reaches mid-way mark

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August 6 2014

Queensferry Crossing reaches mid-way mark
Contractors are celebrating reaching the mid-way point of the £1.4bn Queensferry Crossing, near Edinburgh, with the three main towers of the bridge reaching up to the road deck.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “All three of the towers are now at or past the level of the bridge deck. Initial temporary supports and first bridge deck sections are due to be fitted to the Centre Tower’s complex and reinforced “power joint” in the autumn, while work on all three towers continues until they reach their full 210 metre height next summer.

“We can also see the v-shaped support piers for the South Approach Viaduct rising and being completed as the months go past. As each one is erected, the viaduct is then launched further out from the shoreline across the pier.”

Work is also continuing apace on dry land with the Queensferry junction now nearly complete and expected to open shortly.

The 1.6 mile long cable-stayed bridge is on track to open by late 2016.
Once complete three towers will reach 207m above high tide
Once complete three towers will reach 207m above high tide

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