The Queensferry Crossing – An update, Dundee

21 January, 2016 | 17:45 - 19:30

An update about construction on the new Queensferry Crossing.
An update about construction on the new Queensferry Crossing.

About this event

The talk will cover the highs and lows of the construction, including the processes to build the main towers and how these processes were adapted to combat the weather. It will also cover the construction of the south link spans and the works related to the approach roads.

The new cable-stayed bridge will have three slender single column towers and will be 2.7km long, including approach viaducts.

30,000 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.

Construction of the new bridge is now well under way and the talk, by those directly involved, describes current progress with the construction.

Registration and refreshment from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start.


Lawrence Shackman of Transport Scotland.


For further information please contact Alan Hutchison at: