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Beneath the Forth Rail Bridge

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-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 96

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own images with an up or down perspective.


This week I’m featuring one of the architectural wonders of Scotland, that has recently been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.  For the best views of this stunning bridge, go to North Queensferry where you can admire this feat of engineering from below.

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It is the world’s longest multi-span cantilever bridge and has a distinctive industrial look.

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It opened in 1890 and was an important milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel.  Sadly, many men, and boys,  lost their lives in the construction of the bridge – the youngest was just thirteen.  There is a small memorial to them close to the bridge.

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The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Welcome to week 96 and a huge thank you to all who participated last week.

All are welcome to join this challenge; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will normally be open for one week. 

aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 8 July 2015

19 replies »

    • I adore this bridge! I go to see it every time I’m in Edinburgh and next time I want to be on the ferry, which goes out to a local island.

      On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  1. Your captures are beautiful- what a stunning bridge – how unusual for the time it was built in The architect must have been far ahead of his time!


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