Plans for Forth Bridge walk revealed

Published: 12 April 2017

A new plan to allow visitors to climb to the top of the Forth Bridge for the first time has been revealed.

The proposal is a scaled down version of a design first put forward in 2013, which included a visitor centre and viewing platform. Network Rail said the latest plan requires less upfront investment but should still attract 80,000 people a year.

Visitors would climb the 330ft structure in groups of 15, secured by a continuous safety line. The steel bridge crosses the Forth Estuary between North and South Queensferry and was officially finished in 1890.

David Dickson, infrastructure director of the ScotRail Alliance, which includes Network Rail, said: "We have explored numerous options over the last two years to take forward our visitor proposals, however, after reviewing the business case we have chosen to focus, at least initially, on the bridge walk option...

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