Forth Rail Bridge under moonlight.

The bridge is, even today, regarded as an engineering marvel. It is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in length, and the double track is elevated 46 m (approx. 150 ft) above high tide. It consists of two main spans of 1,710 ft, two side spans of 675 ft, 15 approach spans of 168 ft, and five of 25 ft. Each main span comprises two 680 ft cantilever arms supporting a central 350 ft span girder bridge.

Date: 22/09/2005

Location: South Queensferry, Scotland

Photographer: Martin Skidmore

Forth Rail Bridge under moonlight.
Forth Rail Bridge under moonlight.

The bridge is, even today, regarded as an engineering marvel. It is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in length, and the double track is elevated 46 m (approx. 150 ft) above high tide. It consists of two main spans of 1,710 ft, two side spans of 675 ft, 15 approach spans of 168 ft, and five of 25 ft. Each main span comprises two 680 ft cantilever arms supporting a central 350 ft span girder bridge.

Date: 22/09/2005

Location: South Queensferry, Scotland

Photographer: Martin Skidmore