Scottish Parliament passes Forth Road Bridge Bill

Forth BridgeCompanies can now tender bids to become the new operator of the Forth Road Bridge (FRB) and the Forth Replacement Crossing, as well as maintaining the connecting trunk roads and equipment. This follows the Scottish Parliament voting unanimously to pass the Forth Road Bridge Bill.

Commenting after the debate on the Bill, Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker said:

“The Scottish Government believes that a single company managing and maintaining the FRB and Forth Crossing will provide a cost effective and coordinated approach. Staff from the existing operator, FETA, will transfer to the new operator, bringing expertise and continuity. Read more of this post

MSP Supports Caution Over Forth Bridge Cable Claims

Bill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, has added his support to a caution by the Chief Engineer of the Forth Road Bridge against jumping to conclusions about the lifespan of the Bridge’s corroded main cables. Read more of this post