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Forth Replacement Crossing – Design, planning and construction, Wimborne

18 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

A computer generated image of the new Forth Crossing bridge.
A computer generated image of the new Forth Crossing bridge.

About this event

The new cable-stayed Queensferry Crossing Bridge will have three slender single column towers and will be 2.7km long, including approach viaducts. Over 42,000 tonnes of steel will be used in this project to build the longest three tower Cable-stayed Bridge in the world.

The bridge deck will carry two general lanes of traffic in each direction and hard shoulders to ensure that breakdowns, incidents and any maintenance works do not cause the severe congestion which is currently experienced on the Forth Road Bridge.

Opening is scheduled for late 2016 and the talk will provide background to the project and describe current progress with the construction of the bridge and its connecting roads.

Refreshments: complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 6.00pm. A hot fork buffet will also be available from £7.25 pp choice of: - Beef Lasagne, Chicken Jalfrezi or Wild Mushroom Stroganoff (please indicate if this would be of interest when booking event). This event will be held in association with IMechE.

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Event materials

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