The Forth Bridge

 

Painting the Forth Bridge

2005

The photographs below were taken in September 2005, mid-way through a 7-year programme to repaint the bridge.

Once this work is completed the paint is expected to last for a further 20 years.

  

Views from the South Queensferry

The Forth Rail Bridge, covered in scaffolding and partially encapsulated for painting.

The Forth Rail Bridge covered in scaffolding and partially encapsulated for painting.

The Forth Rail Bridge, approach from the south above South Queensferry.

Views from the Rail Bridge

Looking down from the Forth Bridge  -  The island of Inchgarvie in the Firth of Forth.

Looking down from the Forth Bridge  -  A yacht close to South Queensferry.

Looking down from the Forth Bridge  -  Hawes Pier, South Queensferry.

Looking down from the Forth Rail Bridge on South Queensferry beside the Firth of Forth

Before the Painting

The Forth Bridge  -  about to be painted  - Looking down on the island of Inchgarvie in the Firth of Forth. 

Ironwork on the Forth Rail Bridge, about to be painted

Ironwork on the Forth Rail Bridge, about to be painted 

Scaffolding

 The Forth Rail Bridge  -  Scaffolding erected for painting

The Forth Rail Bridge  -  Scaffolding erected for painting

The Forth Rail Bridge  -  Scaffolding erected for painting

The Forth Rail Bridge  -  Scaffolding stored on the bridge

The Forth Rail Bridge  -  A train of empty coal wagons passes across the bridge beneath the scaffolding erected for painting

Workers

 Worker on the Forth Rail Bridge

Workers on the Forth Rail Bridge

Workers on the Forth Rail Bridge

Worker on the Forth Rail Bridge

After the Painting

The southern en d of the Forth Rail Bridge  -  newly painted

The Forth Rail Bridge  -  a newly painted part of the bridge

Scaffolding on the Bridge

'Maid of the Forth' approaching the Forth Bridge   -  October 30, 2005

Maid of the Forth +
southern end of Bridge

Zoom-in to a photograph of 'Maid of the Forth' passing under the Forth Bridge   -  October 30, 2005

Maid of the Forth:  zoom-in

'Maid of the Forth' approaching the Forth Bridge   -  October 30, 2005

Maid of the Forth +
Forth Bridge

 

Painting the Forth Bridge  -  1990s

 

 

 

 

 

All Companies

Edinburgh at Work

   Photograph of people at work in Burton's Biscuit Factory  -  with 'Edinburgh at Work' title

Scotland at Work

   Carnoustie Castings

      

 

 

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