Queensferry Crossing officially unveiled
September 4 2017The Queensferry Crossing connecting Edinburgh to Fife has been officially unveiled by the Queen, 53 years to the day since the monarch cut the ribbon to the Forth Crossing.
Leading a procession of the first vehicles to cross the new span the Queen will then unveil a commemorative plaque before making a short speech paying tribute to the £1.35bn crossing.
The bridge will remain closed to general traffic until Thursday but before that local schoolchildren and community volunteers will be given the opportunity to make the crossing on foot tomorrow.
Economy secretary Keith Brown said: “With the opening of the Queensferry Crossing, we are seeing the culmination of the biggest infrastructure project that Scotland has seen for a generation."
When fully operational the new bridge will shoulder much of the traffic currently using the old Forth Road Crossing, which will be placed in semi-retirement for the exclusive use of cyclists, pedestrians and buses.
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