Forth Bridge

Location type


Name and dates

Forth Bridge (1890-)

Opened on the Forth Bridge Railway.


This double track bridge consists of three double cantilevers approached by viaducts at either end. It is 1.5 miles long. The bridge crosses the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry and North Queensferry.

The cantilevers were engineered by Benjamin Baker and John Fowler. The approach viaducts were engineered by James Carsewell. The contractor was William Arroll. Construction began in 1882 and was opened in 1890.

Dalmeny station is at the south end and North Queensferry station is at the north end.



Bridge Cantilever

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67