Newest world heritage site bathed in fog and sun – Forth Bridge

Network Rail Chairman Peter Hendy was given a rare treat during a recent visit to Scotland, when he visited the UK’s newest world heritage site, The Forth Bridge.

Despite the base of the bridge being shrouded in a familiar north sea haar, Sir Peter himself managed to take these pictures from the bridge and its viewing platform at the top of the Fife Tower in North Queensferry where the view was exceptional. The top of the 110m high bridge was bathed in bright sunshine, providing rare views of the upper sections of the bridge emerging from the fog.

Mr Hendy said:

“The sight was absolutely breathtaking.”

Network Rail are currently developing designs for a potential visitor centre at the Forth Bridge, with a visitor hoist planned at the north end and a bridge walk proposed from South Queensferry. The project team expect to make designs available for public consultation early next year prior to seeking planning permission.

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