Queensferry Crossing now successfully protected from the wind

The Queensferry Crossing has remained open in high winds on more than 100 occasions when the Forth Road Bridge is likely to have closed to some or all traffic. The landmark was reached during storms in early February, which brought winds gusting up to 68mph to the Forth Bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is fitted with […]

New solutions considered for Queensferry Crossing “ice bombs”

Officials at Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing are considering fitting snow-repelling coatings or steel mesh to its 288 cables. The Scotland on Sunday newspaper has learned a French lab is testing solutions with results expected this week, but it is not known how quickly the chosen option to combat ice “accretion” on the bridge could be installed […]

Robotics could be the solution to keeping the Forth Road Bridge open

Robotics may be used to helpclear ice from the Queensferry Crossing to ensure it remains open as plans are made for the Forth Road Bridge to be used in emergencies. Graeme Dey, Minister for Transport, said a number of possible solutions are being looked at to ensure the £1.35 billion bridge is not forced to close in […]


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