Progress on Forth Replacement Crossing

Bill has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on Monday of its continued commitment to the Forth Replacement Crossing.
He said: “The new bridge is vital to secure transport links, not only for those commuting to work and for tourism, but for the Scottish economy as a whole. The current bridge is no longer suitable as a main crossing over the Forth, due to wear and tear.
“It’s also great news that the three main contracts for the Replacement Crossing have all come in significantly under budget, despite this being the biggest infrastructure project Scotland has seen in a generation.”
The new crossing will be a cable-stayed bridge with a dual two-lane motorway. The incorporation of wind-shielding will improve its reliability, and the bridge will include hard shoulders.
Funding will be met from Transport Scotland’s capital budgets, with the project set for completion by 2016.

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