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Queensferry Crossing

2 June, 2022
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Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing (formerly the Forth Replacement Crossing) is a road bridge in Scotland. It was built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge and carries the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, and Fife, at North Queensferry. The Bridge was inaugurated by her majesty the Queen of England on 4 September 2017. It was in June 2013 that the public vote decided on the name Queensferry Crossing.

Client: Hochtief, Dragados, American Bridge

Location: Scotland, UK

The scope of work: Main Contractors

Sector: Infrastructure

Total Length: 2,700m

Longest span: 650m

Contract Period: September, 2011 – August 27, 2017

Contract Value: US$ 1 775 385 000

Product used: Candy

Interesting Facts:

  • The structure spans 2.7km making it the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world.
  • Longest free-standing balanced cantilever in the world.
  • The biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation.
  • Highest bridge towers in the UK at 210m.
  • The top of each tower is 207 metres above high tide – that is 48 Lothian Buses stacked on top of each other!
  • It took 15 days pouring concrete continuously to form the foundations for the South Tower. This became the first world record for the bridge – the world’s longest continuous underwater pour.