Oh dear lord! When I saw this weeks photo challenge was ‘bridge‘ I was so excited. Why I hear you ask… well because I LOVE BRIDGES!!!
Perhaps I even love them a little too much. Not sure why – maybe I was a bridge building a previous life.
I have previously written a post about bridges so today I am going to write about a bridge that was actually on my bucket list:
The Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland
I can’t really remember when I first heard about the Forth Rail Bridge over the Firth of Forth but I believe I was watching a documentary about bridge building (yes, I am that nerdy!). Watching the doco I just knew that one day I would have to see it for myself.
That day came on 17th August 2015 and it was of the most incredible moments of my life.
To say I was in awe of this bridge in person is a bit of an understatement. I do know that seeing the bridge in person definitely exceeded all my expectations. Below are some photos of my meeting with the Forth Rail Bridge, but first here are some facts about the bridge:
- it was built between 1883 – 1890
- over 4,500 men were involved in construction
- it is around 2.5 km in length
- the colour of the bridge is known as ‘Forth Bridge Red’ & is repainted every 20 years
- it has around 200 train crossings each day
- when I visited in 2015 it was one of two bridges over the Forth of Firth. There was is also the Forth Road Bridge and a further road bridge was being constructed to ease traffic
- the Forth Rail Bridge is bloody impressive in person!