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Forth Road Bridge Weekend Closures

20 October 2015

news-title-road-bgDemolition works essential for the Forth Replacement Crossing project get under way this weekend, with drivers warned to expect “inevitable” disruption.

The work to demolish the old B800 bridge over the A90 south of Echline Junction will take place over weekends October 24/25, October 31/November 1, and November 14/15, 2015.

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Full A90 closure scheduled

07 October 2015

news-title-road-bgTravellers warned to avoid Forth Road Bridge area

Essential demolition works planned for weekends October 24/25, October 31/November 1, and November 14/15, 2015.

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Safety cameras go live at Forth Road Bridge

16 September 2015

news-title-road-bgDrivers and road workers will benefit from increased safety measures as temporary average speed cameras go live on the A90 northbound at the Forth Road Bridge.

The safety cameras will be switched on this Thursday (17th September) and will remain in operation until the end of the project in December 2016. On approach and throughout the roadworks, signs will advise drivers of the speed restrictions.

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LEGO Model Forth Road Bridge Unveiled

25 Aug 2014

news-title-road-bgUsing 10,000 bricks and standing almost 2.7 metres tall, a LEGO model of the Forth Road Bridge will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland today [25 August 2014].

The model has been commissioned by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority, who own and operate the bridge, as part of activity to celebrate 50 years since the bridge opened in 1964.

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Tickets for FRB 50th Birthday Party and Torchlight Procession

13 Aug 2014

news-title-road-bgTickets for the Forth Road Bridge 50th Birthday Party and Torchlight Procession will go on general sale at 10:00am on Friday 15 August, it was announced today.

This unique and spectacular event will see fireworks and thousands of torches light up the Forth Road Bridge on the evening of Saturday 13 September, celebrating 50 years since the bridge opened and forming the finale to the Forth Bridges Festival as well as a signature event in the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014.

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Zero to Fifty - The Road Bridge Diaries

7 Aug 2014

news-title-road-bgIn the year the Forth Road Bridge turns 50, a new exhibition at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, captures one woman’s very special relationship with this iconic structure, revealing it from some unique and challenging perspectives.

Zero to Fifty: the Road Bridge Diaries is the culmination of renowned landscape artist Kate Downie’s commission as artist in residence at the Bridge. The exhibition, which opens to the public on 9 August, will be a highlight of the Forth Bridges Festival, a key event in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge.

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