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Traffic Statistics 2010

Last updated on 8 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.

2010 Traffic - Forth Road Bridge

Click on totals for daily figure

Month Northbound Southbound Total
Jan 817,402 816,175 1,633,577
Feb 899,053 873,337 1,772,390
Mar 1,028,950 1,025,570 2,054,520
Apr 1,016,896 1,021,638 2,038,534
May 1,089,907 1,076,395 2,166,302
Jun 1,089,038 1,091,486
2,180,524
Jul 1,120,453 1,110,482 2,230,935
Aug 1,156,101
1,121,207 2,277,308
Sep 1,068,618 1,044,178 2,112,796
Oct 1,072,124 1,023,716 2,095,840
Nov 930,443 895,736 1,826,179
Dec 703,261 646,954

1,350,215

Total 11,992,246 11,746,874

 23,739,120

The Bridge:

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Opened 1964, 2.5 km long, Main span 1006 metres
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