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Queensferry Crossing towers reach halfway mark

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January 28 2015

Queensferry Crossing towers reach halfway mark
Three concrete towers have reached half their final 210m height as the first segments of road deck are hoisted into position for the £1.4bn bridge.

The Queensferry Crossing is scheduled to offer motorists an alternative route across the Forth by December 2016, easing pressure on the existing Forth road bridge which has become congested.

Visiting the project infrastructure secretary Keith Brown said: “It’s not just out in the Forth where excellent progress is being made. Work is now underway to construct the north approach viaduct, where the final bridge will land on the Fife side. Assembly of the southern viaduct deck was completed last year and it will be launched into its final position later this year.


“Constructing and upgrading the connecting roads are a huge job in their own right. In fact there are 11 road bridges being built as part of the new approach road and junction on the south side and the significantly upgraded Ferrytoll junction to the north.”
A host of associated infrastructure works are also in the works
A host of associated infrastructure works are also in the works
Three stanchions now reach 105m into the air
Three stanchions now reach 105m into the air

2 Comments

Edgar Atheling
#1 Posted by Edgar Atheling on 29 Jan 2015 at 16:52 PM
Progress is impressive ... but when are they going to start calling it the 'Queensferry Bridge'?
ardbeg
#2 Posted by ardbeg on 2 Feb 2015 at 13:37 PM
i have thoroughly enjoyed watching the process on my regular Forth crossings. THe traffic often allows quite a detailed inspection of progress.... looking forward to the stop-frame 2 minute movie of the entire construction process....

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