Forth Rail Bridge

At the beginning of June, Liz and I spent two weeks on holiday in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On the journey up we stopped at South Queensferry, just outside Edinburgh, so I could take a few shots of the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge. Opened in 1890 the iconic cantilever design stretches some 2.5km across the Firth of Forth and is 110m high. It’s a truly impressive piece of Victorian engineering and worth every penny of the £130 million, decade long restoration project that finished in 2012:

Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland

Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more of the images I took whilst on holiday on the east coast of Scotland.

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

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7 Responses to “Forth Rail Bridge”

  1. mercedescatalan

    I was there two weeks ago! But the weather was so poor I couldn’t see the bridge properly….. Beautiful photos! Looking forward to see the rest of your trip!

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  2. Chillbrook

    It’s an incredible sight from South Queensferry Mark isn’t it. When I was a post-graduate at Stirling University I had a friend who kept a small 2 berth yacht at South Queensferry and I was invited several times to go sailing with her and her husband and you couldn’t wish for a grander start to a good days sailing that sailing beneath these bridges. Thanks for stirring that wonderful memory! 🙂

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