Forth Bridge, South Queensferry, Scotland

I was watching our Great Leader (and I don’t think!) David Cameron on the TV news today and thankfully I was distracted by the view of the Forth Bridge which was behind him, as he was in South Queensferry, for some odd reason. I had been hoping to see a train going over the bridge in the background because they’re very frequent, about every five minutes it seems. Unfortunately I couldn’t see any, I did begin to think it was just a photo he was sitting in front of but there were seagulls flying about so it can’t have been.

Anyway, I did take a couple of photos of a train on the bridge when I was there a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t get around to blogging about them. I just wanted to show the scale of the whole thing, fairly massive I think you’ll agree! The photo below is of a train just going on to the Forth Bridge.

Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

If you look closely below you’ll be able to see the same train right in the middle of the bridge, it looks like a toy. As I said before, the whole bridge is massively over-engineered, deliberately so to give people confidence that it would be safe to use and wouldn’t collapse in a storm as the original Tay Bridge did.

Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

Somehow it still manages to look elegant, despite the tons of iron which it’s made from.

10 thoughts on “Forth Bridge, South Queensferry, Scotland

    • Peggy Ann,
      It is impressive. I didn’t see it until I was nearly 20 as I grew up in the west of Scotland, but I remember being amazed by the size of it.

  1. I love this bridge! It’s so unique! I don’t really love the road bridge that sits alongside it! Great photos, Katrina.

    • Anbolyn,
      I had actually been over it on a train before I actually got a good view of the bridge itself, it was quite a shock to see how small the trains are compared with the bridge.

  2. I thought of you when I saw our leader, and I use that word because any others would be quite rude. I was not paying any attention to what he was saying and was fascinated by the bridge behind. It is a feat of wonder and your photos of the train are good, it looks almost unreal.

    This is somewhere I need to visit and see for myself and also go across in a train!

    • Jo,
      It’s probably best for the blood-pressure to ignore what Cameron is saying.

      Well, when you take the train over the bridge remember to get off at Kirkcaldy, unless we’re living somewhere else by then! Maybe you’ll want to visit the Edinburgh book festival some time.

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