The Queensferry Crossing, Chester

19 October, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

Venue address:

Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel
Whitchurch Road
Christleton
Chester CH3 5QL
United Kingdom
Construction update on the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh.
Construction update on the Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh.

About this event

The crossing is a cable-stayed bridge, with an overall length of 2.7 kilometres. At its centre is a three masted cable stayed structure with a unique arrangement of overlapping stay cables. This makes it the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also by far the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span.

It will be the third bridge across the Forth at Queensferry, alongside the Forth Road Bridge completed in 1964, and the Forth Bridge completed in 1890. The bridge is due to open in May 2017.

The new Crossing and its approach roads were constructed under a Design and Build Contract for the Employer, Transport Scotland. The Contractor, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) is a Joint Venture of Hochtief Construction AG, Dragados, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction. Ramboll is the lead partner in the Design Joint Venture carrying out the detailed design of the project, working with Grontmij and Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner.

Refreshments served from 6pm for a meeting start of 6.30pm.

Speaker: Peter Curran - Design Joint Venture Project Director, Ramboll

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge
t: 07866 033143
e: antje.budge@hotmail.co.uk

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