Firth of Forth Railway Bridge

Just returned from Scotland and and traveling to many wonderful sites, but the first one was something I have long admired and always wanted to see, the Firth of Forth Railway Bridge.

Forth Rail Bridge at sunrise

The bridge was everything I thought it would be and more.

View of one area of the massive structure, taken from a boat in the river.

The scale and complexity of the structure is impressive, and built in the 1880s!

Connections of the 12 foot diameter main tubes to baseplates sitting on 70 foot diameter stone piers.

And the suspended section from two cantilever arms.

suspended bridge section

Built in the 1880s but still having busy mainline traffic on both of its double tracks about every 12 to 15 minutes.

passenger train on the bridge.

Just an incredible structure.

The Firth of Forth Railway Bridge