This railway bridge, crossing the Forth estuary in Scotland, had the world’s longest spans (541 m) when it opened in 1890. It remains one of the greatest cantilever trussed bridges and continues to carry passengers and freight. Its distinctive industrial aesthetic is the result of a forthright and unadorned display of its structural components. Innovative in style, materials and scale, the Forth Bridge marks an important milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel.

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The Forth Bridge

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Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Cultural
Name
The Forth Bridge
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(iv)
Year of Registered
2015
Keyword
Bridge, Registered in 2015