FIRTH OF FORTH BRIDGE,SCOTLAND BUILT _1882-1890-
North Queens ferry 14kmFIRTH OF FORTH bridge is located 14 km west ofEdinburgh, Scotland. South Queens ferryConnects the villages of South Queens ferry and NorthQueens ferry.
HISTORY-Firth of Tay FIRTH OF FAY bridge was built after the span across the Firth of Tay collapsed, killing 75 people on a train in the middle of the night. Engineers and planners needed to cross the Forth, but had to do it in a way that would be acceptable to a public still shocked by what was then the worst bridge disaster in history.
BULIDER/CONTRACTER- SIR WILLIAM ARROL TOTAL LENGTH – 2.5 KMDESIGNER- SIR BENJAMIN BAKER SIR JOHN FOWLER TOWER HEIGHT – 100.6 MSTRUCTURAL TYPE- CANTILEVER TRUSS BRIDGE MAIN SPANS– 2X521 MFUNCTION/USAGE:RAILWAY BRIDGE 2.5 KM 521 M 100.6 M 521 M 100.6 M 100.6M
The structural members of the bridge are as large as 12-feet in The bridge is a symbol of the engineering to be done to connect thediameter. two domains of business and information technology. Its nearly exclusive use of steel, combined with its latticework The bridge as definitely over engineered, and not even the strongestappearance have made some people refer to it as the "Eiffel Tower winds will shake itof Scotland." View of train on approach
The bridge contains three cantilever towers, each 10O mhigh.The beams sticking out from the towers of the Forth railwaybridge are supported at the other end by diagonal steeltubes projecting from the top and bottom of each of thetowers.The total length of the bridge is 2.5 km and it has a height of46 m over high tide, so that ships of the time could passunder it at high tide. ROHIT JAIN_0809_NMIMS BSSA