Dec 2007 Update:
The Forth Replacement Crossing is to be a cable-stayed bridge upstream of the existing road bridge. Arup in control with help from danish architects Dissing + Weitling
Sep 2007 Update:
A Parliamentary motion calling for a new Forth crossing that can include light rail has won support from Scottish business groups
Aug 2007 Update:
Public information exhibition on proposals for replacement Forth crossing open at North Queensferry and Edinburgh + other locations in Fife, Tayside & Lothians over next few weeks. Two final options shortlisted: bridge or tunnel to west of existing Forth Road Bridge.
According to a survey the road tunnel is clear favourite but the cheaper suspension bridge is apparently recommended by Transport Scotland
Jul 2007 Update:
The new Toll is to be demolished after only 1 year in existence, reportedly around Dec 2007
Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA) presented the results of a feasibility study in Jun 2004 for a 2.2km long second Forth Road Bridge. News items re the New Forth Road Bridge can be found at: www.forthbridges.org.uk/news.htm.
New Forth Road Bridge: image courtesy of forthbridges.org.uk
Jan 2006 Update:
News in the last week suggests a third crossing is looking more likely, though a campaign is ongoing
Apr 2005 Update: The FETA Convener is reported to be still supportive of the second Forth Crossing despite the ForthRight Alliance - Cockburn Association, Friends of the Earth Scotland and TRANSform Scotland - campaign against it in favour of stronger rail links
With the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge close by it is surely one of the most important engineering and architecture challenges of the next decade for Scotland, unless there's a surprise and plans for a third crossing are shelved.
Whether the process is like the many recent bridge competitions in England, such as for Maidstone or Poole, or like the Oresund Link where Denmark's Georg Rotne was selected is worthy of debate. Please mail us any views to
. Friends of the Earth oppose the proposal. So far pairs of cranked, straight and inverted V-shaped suspension towers have been proposed. See news item for 18.04.05
2. Forth Road Bridge Toll Booth Canopy + Admin Building Extension
for Forth Estuary Transport Authority
Forth Road Bridge : Road Toll Canopy
Photos: 26 Jul 2006 ; Site Photo: 30 Mar 2006 images by adrian welch
Exclusive Forth Road Bridge images: 24 Sep 2004 Toll Canopy by Reiach and Hall Architects
Forth Road Bridge: New Toll + Admin Extension
Reiach and Hall Architects have just successfully gained planning permission for a new Toll Booth Canopy and extension to the Administration Building sited on the southern approach to the Forth Road Bridge.
Forth Road Bridge: FETA Admin Building by Reiach and Hall Architects
The unique steel and expanded metal Canopy stands alone straddling the southern carriageway.
Dark blue/black brick and glass form the new extension to the existing FETA (Forth Estuary Transport Authority) administration building. This new single storey, courtyard building provides additional FETA admin offices, a boardroom and new public toilets.
The Forth Road Bridge is 2.5km long woth 156m high concrete H-frame towers and is almost parallel with the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge to the east.
New Forth Road Bridge
The Forth Estuary Transport Authority presented the results of a feasibility study in Jun 2004 for a second Forth Road Bridge. The proposed structure would be 2.2km long with 185m high towers and support a central span of 1375m making it the world's sixth longest bridge span.
Comments / photos for the Forth Road Bridge Architecture page welcome: