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Event Organiser: ICE

The story of our Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

  • Lecture
  • Edinburgh
  • 22 March 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:30
The story of our Forth Bridge, Edinburgh

About this event

Join our panel of experts as we discuss the historic construction, past maintenance and future digital documentation of one of the words most iconic structures.

The ICE will be joined by The Briggers, Network Rail and Historic Environment Scotland to present stories, pictures and never-seen-before digital models of this engineering achievement.

Registration and refreshments from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.


For more information, please contact:

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Join online

This event is being broadcast online. The link for the online broadcast will be made available up to 24 hours before the event.

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Frank Hay – The Briggers

Frank has lived in Queensferry for over two decades. After 30 years as an engineer in the electronics industry and ten years running his own website design business, Canny Publishing, he is now enjoying retirement. Frank is particularly interested in the engineering aspects of the bridge, the medical conditions experienced by the workforce, and the maritime history of the Forth.

John Andrew – Consultant

John is a civil engineer with over 40 years of experience and played a key role in the Forth Bridge Restoration Project. He has significant experience in writing, presenting and broadcasting on television and radio on the project.

Craig Bowman – Network Rail

Senior Communications Manager

Miles Oglethorpe – Historic Environment Scotland

Miles is Head of Industrial Heritage at Historic Environment Scotland. He has been a board member of The International Committee on the Conservation of Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) since 2003, and led the team responsible for preparing the successful Word Heritage nomination for the Forth Bridge (inscribed in 2015).

Event venue

Edinburgh Napier University
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]