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Queensferry Crossing

A cable-stayed bridge now being built across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry, to the west of The Forth Road Bridge, and due to open in 2016

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Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

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2.

Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

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3.

Bridges across the Firth of Forth

On the screen:    Artist's Impression of Queensferry Crossing (now under construction

Through the windows:    Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.  Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                        Photo taken November 15, 2013

 

Enlarge these 3 photos

The two existing bridges across the Firth of Forth at Queensferry and (on the screen) an artist's impression of the third bridge there, 'The Queensferry Crossing', due to open in 2016.  

 

Bridges across the Firth of Forth

Transport Scotland Offices

These three photos were taken from the upper floor of  Transport Scotland's new offices (opened 2013) overlooking the Firth of Forth, situated close to the southern end of The Forth Road Bridge at Queensferry.

The upper floor of this office includes an exhibition dedicated to the construction of the new bridge across the Forth.  The exhibition is open to the public from time to time, as advertised in the press.  It includes:

-  photographs and technical details about the three bridges at Queensferry.

-  a large scale model showing the bridges and approach roads.

-  a presentation on screen, during which I took these three photos.

Transport Scotland Offices

The three bridges are:

The Forth Bridge, opened in 1890, to carry the railway across the Forth.  A nomination is soon to be submitted to UNESCO, seeking their approval for the bridge to be recognised as a World Heritage Site.

- Forth Road Bridge  opened in 1964 to carry road transport and pedestrians across the Forth.  This replaced the ferry that plied between Hawes Pier, beneath the southern end of The Forth Bridge and North Queensferry.

-  Queensferry Crossing, now under construction and due to open in 2016.  This name was announced in June 2013 as the winner in the public vote to name the bridge (up to then referred to as the 'Forth Bridge Replacement Crossing').  Other shortlisted names in this vote were:

-  Caledonia Bridge

-  Firth of Forth Crossing

-  Queensferry Crossing

Saltire Crossing

-  St Margaret's Crossing

Road Transport and Pedestrians

Queensferry crossing, when it opens will be part of the motorway network.  It will carry most of the traffic across the Forth, but buses, coaches, motor cycles, cycles and pedestrians will continue to use The Forth Road Bridge which could, perhaps, at some future date also carry light rail between the two carriageways.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 6, 2013

 

Forth Bridge

Queensferry

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks