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The impressive Forth Bridge.


 
During our visit in Scotland to the association of Forth Pilots we also passed the impressive Forth Bridge. The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. The bridge connects Scotlands capital city Edinburgh with Fife at North Queensferry. The bridge is, even today, regarded as an engineering marvel. It is 2.5 kilometres in length, and the double track is elevated 46 metres above the water level at high tide. The bridge was begun in 1883, took 7 years to complete, cost the lives of 98 men and nearly 58,000 tonnes of metal. I have never seen such an impressive bridge before.