Back to the Forth

Published on 14 January 2018

Back in October last year, a new photo gallery arrived on CBRD called Forth Bridges, with pictures of all three bridges across the Forth between Edinburgh and Fife - the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing - seen from down below at water level.

That offered an interesting and unusual perspective on the three structures. Another interesting perspective that is normally difficult to photograph is from the deck of the Queensferry Crossing itself, which of course is now the M90, so stopping to compose a picture is frowned upon.

Fortunately, on 3 September 2017 several thousand people had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk over the bridge and see it up close before it opened to traffic. Crinan Dunbar, a regular visitor to CBRD, was one of those lucky enough to stroll upon the tarmac, and he's now kindly made some pictures available from the walk.

You'll find them added to the end of the Forth Bridges gallery, where they're a perfect fit.

Add new comment

About text formats

Restricted HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <h2 id> <h3 id> <h4 id> <h5 id> <h6 id>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
All comments posted to are moderated before appearing online. Your comment won't be visible immediately.

Picture credits

  • Photograph taken from an original by Crinan Dunbar and used with permission.

What's new

Imperfectly Odd: Batheaston Bypass

It has viaducts, a tunnel and plenty of controversy, but the amazing Batheaston Bypass doesn’t really work. What went wrong?

South London's lost motorways

Completing the story of London's epic Ringways, we've just published the Southern Radials, five more motorways that never saw the light of day.

To the north east!

Two new additions to our collection of Opening Booklets take us to Darlington and Middlesbrough.

Share this page

Have you seen...

Aust to Beachley

Today two motorways cross the Severn near Chepstow. But as recently as 1965, the only crossing was a ferry that carried six cars at a time, from Aust to Beachley.

About this page

Published14 January 2018

Last updated14 January 2018