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Traffic Statistics 2012

Last updated on 25 Feb 2013

Traffic figures are reported using data from the bridge’s Weigh in Motion (WiM) station.The WiM station was originally installed to monitor loading on the bridge. Plates in the carriageway capture and record the number and weight of vehicles as they drive over a sensor. Overall counting accuracy is comparable with other traffic counting loops on the road network. However, some very light vehicles may not be detected, and figures can be skewed during roadworks, as traffic in some contraflow layouts does not drive over the WiM station in one direction.

2012 Traffic - Forth Road Bridge

Click on totals for daily figure

Month Northbound Southbound Total
Jan 909,882 909,178 1,819,060
Feb 776,336  769,004 
1,545,340*
Mar 1,026,854  980,427  2,007,281 
Apr 1,001,788  1,013,431  2,015,219 
May 1,071,706  1,089,429  2,161,135 
Jun 1,038,020  1,074,095  2,112,115 
Jul 1,092,822  1,091,240  2,184,062 
Aug
1,157,248
1,167,870  2,325,118 
Sep 1,048,497  1,084,945  2,133,442 
Oct 758,429   769,641 1,528,070 *
Nov 1,016,523   1,036,913 2,053,436 
Dec 922,607  938,046 

1,860,653

Total 11,820,712  11,924,219 

 23,744,931

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Facts & Figures

Opened 1964, 2.5 km long, Main span 1006 metres
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