Forth Bridge Memorial
History Group plans to arrange for a memorial to be erected to
those who died during the construction of the Forth Bridge.
The number of
deaths has usually been quoted as 57. However, the
group's local historians and genealogists, who have been
searching through old newspaper cuttings and death records,
believe that the actual death toll is likely to have been
closer to 80.
The group is keen to hear from anybody who has information
about any of these deaths. If you can help by providing
any names or background details please
email me so
that I can pass on details to the group, or alternatively.
Queensferry History Group identified 73 men who had died
during the construction of the
bridge. Two memorials have been erected to these men,
one at South Queensferry and one at North Queensferry.
This page on the
web site that has a photo of the memorial at South Queensferry
with the Forth Bridge in the background.
The Geograph Project is a
charity sponsored by the Ordnance Survey, with the aim of
making available, through their web site, images showing
significant or typical features for each
1 km × 1 km
square in the Ordnance Survey National Grid for
Britain and Ireland.
suggestion that you look at the
web site (above) replaces my earlier suggestion that you go to the
Bridge Memorial web site.
Forth Railway Bridge Memorial web site now appears to
have been taken over by a completely different company,a Japanese company
dedicated to selling a Peruvian medical tonic / health food!
Edinburgh: July 10, 2014