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Forth Railway Bridge

Work first commenced in January 1883.
5,000 men used 54,000 tons of steel, 250,000 tons of masonry and 8 million rivets in its building.
The total length of the bridge is over 1½ miles and the rails are 150 feet above high water.
The first train crossed the bridge on the 22nd January, 1890.

The Firth of Forth, photographed June, 2009


 

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