Crossing the Forth

by Matt Carter, CENG, Richard Hornby, CENG, Naeem Hussain, CENG, FLSTRUCTE, FICE,
Iain Murray, CENG, FICE,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 1, Pg. 44-51,85-86

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing spans the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh and the Kingdom of Fife. Built at a cost of $1.89 billion in six and a half years, the 1.6 mi long cable-stayed bridge, with back-to-back main spans of 2,130 ft each, is an impressive structure that provides safe and reliable transportation for its users.

Subject Headings: Cable stayed bridges | Cables | Structural safety | Structural reliability | Transportation safety | Scotland | United Kingdom | Europe

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