Friday, May 11, 2012

The Forth Bridges - Scotland

 This is a card from my favorites and also a card from an Unesco Tentative Site in Scotland. The British government nominated in May 2011, the Forth Rail Bridge, for addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Scotland.
The card was sent by Sonya "Boo".

Photo by Ian Mills
The Forth Bridges cross the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland.
The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge in east central Scotland. The bridge opened in 1964. It replaced a centuries-old ferry service to carry vehicular traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians across the Forth; rail crossings are made by the adjacent and historic Forth Bridge.
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth , to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. It was opened on 4 March 1890, and spans a total length of 2,528.7 metres (8,296 ft). It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the "Forth Bridge" since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name.
The bridge connects Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, with Fife, leaving the Lothians at Dalmeny and arriving in Fife at North Queensferry; it acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. - in: wikipedia

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