Queen Elizabeth opens Scotland’s third Forth bridge 2.7 KM

Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, accompanied by King Philip, opened Monday the Queen’s Crossing Bridge, the world’s longest bridge, 2.7 kilometers long.

Scotland has officially completed the construction of the Queensbury Crossing Bridge, the third bridge built in three centuries that links Edinburgh to northern Scotland via the Forth River, culminating in its largest infrastructure project over a generation.

The magnificent new bridge for traffic opens Wednesday, and the bridge is made up of three structures that rise above each other such as sails, the longest bridge of this type in the world, with a length of 2.7 km.

It is 210 meters above the tide. The barriers block wind and protect vehicles from high winds above the Forth River.

The engineering work, designed according to state-of-the-art engineering, requires 35,000 tons of steel for the upper parts and 15,000 tons of reinforced concrete. It took six years to build.

Although the completion of the project was delayed ten weeks, but its cost of 1.35 billion pounds ($ 1.75 million) was less than its budget of 235 million pounds.

The Forth Bridge, a red railway bridge on the UNESCO World Heritage List, was opened in 1890 in Britain’s first massive steel building.

The second Forte Bridge was opened in 1964 and is currently used primarily for the transit of public transport vehicles.