Dizzying Forth Rail Bridge attraction returns with a pared-back vision
August 9 2021
Network Rail has lifted the lid on revised proposals for the Forth Bridge Experience, a planned visitor centre for the iconic crossing, after undertaking a review to establish where costs could be cut.
The rail body has filed a pre-application notice with The City of Edinburgh Council for its latest plans, which include a ground-level visitor hub designed by WT Architecture in South Queensferry and a high-level 'bridge walk' for groups of up to 15 daredevils to experience the engineering marvel like never before.
Fully harnessed visitors will be taken on tours of the south cantilever, ascending to the top via a walkway built into the historic structure.
Alan Ross, Network Rail Scotland’s director of engineering and asset management, said: “The events of the past year have prompted us to look more closely at all of our projects to consider how they could be improved or made more affordable in such challenging conditions.
“The project team has worked extremely hard to draw up revised proposals without compromising the desirability of this exciting project.”
A planning application for the revised attraction will be filed later this year following consultation with the public.
Visitors will gain a fresh appreciation of the cantilevered crossing by gaining unprecedented access
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