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The Forth Bridge becomes Scotland’s sixth World Heritage Site

July 5, 2015 Published by Beth Thomas

Hot off the press, the World Heritage Committee in Bonn today inscribed the Forth Bridge onto the World Heritage List.  Their summary of the site is

“This railway bridge spanning the estuary of the Forth River in Scotland is the world’s longest multi-span cantilever bridge. It opened in 1890 and continues to carry passengers and freight. Its distinctive industrial aesthetic is the result of a forthright and unadorned display of its structural components. Innovative in style, materials and scale, the Forth Bridge is an important milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel.”

We hope to get more details from the Forth Bridge team soon, but it is a good day for Scotland’s and the UK’s World Heritage Sites,

Forth Bridge Copyright Historic Scotland
Copyright Historic Scotland