The Forth Road Bridge occupies a beautiful location in the Firth of Forth on the East coast of Scotland, connecting Fife and the North of Scotland with capital city Edinburgh and the South.
The bridge features a pedestrian and cycle path on both sides - perfect for enjoying the breathtaking views. Convenient parking is available at the bridge administration office - see location map on right.
The bridge sets down a foot in both the historic towns of North Queensferry and South Queensferry.
A mile to the East sits the imposing Victorian rail bridge, an industrial wonder of the nineteenth century.
With the Scottish Government planning to build a third, 21st century bridge to the West of the Forth Road Bridge, the Firth of Forth looks set to cement its reputation as a Mecca for bridge engineering enthusiasts.
Further information on the rail bridge can be found on the website of the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust.
Information on the planned Forth Replacement Crossing is available on the Transport Scotland website.
Further information on visitor attractions at North Queensferry can be found at the website of North Queensferry Heritage Trust.
Follow these links for more visitor information at Undiscovered Scotland:
- RT @KinrossHistory: Today in history: 1958 - Work began on the Forth Road Bridge. It was the longest suspension bridge outside the United S…