The Firth of Forth. It just sounds cool, doesn’t it? But it gets better.
In and near Edinburgh, three magnificent bridges cross the Firth:
- The Forth Bridge, a through-truss bridge for rail traffic, built in the 1880s
- The Forth Road Bridge, a suspension bridge for road traffic, built between 1958 and 1964
- The Queensferry Crossing, a cable-stayed bridge also for road traffic, built between 2011 and 2017
However photogenic, singly or together, they’re more than just three lovely bridges. They represent evolving engineering capabilities across three centuries.
Thanks to J. Douglas Keegan, photographer, for his time and help.