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    New Forth replacement crossing.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 27 Nov 2012 - 20:41

    They're looking for a name. Any ideas folks? BBC Scotland



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 27 Nov 2012 - 21:22

    Fifth crossing
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Topdog on Tue 27 Nov 2012 - 21:32

    The Firth of Forth, Fifth
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 2:59

    Waste of feckin money, it’s the roads infrastructure that’s wrong, but what do I know...



    The first one’s over a hundered years old and they aint gonna knock down the second one, why ! because there’s feck all wrong with it (ping)...



    Politics and twats, all much the same, a load of stupid c.........................................



    Oh, and as for a name “The Road To Nowhere”,,, Fife.....
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 11:13

    Forth Firth Third Bridge??






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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Topdog on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 11:21

    One and two thirds of the forth. (five/three)
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by BobMac on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 20:42

    If they are planning to open this bridge in 2016. they better get a move on as they've only just started to get ready to put the footings for the supports in now.

    That doesn't leave a lot of room for manoeuvre if they have any problems.



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 20:48

    The caissons for the supports were always going to be the hardest part. Get them right and the rest should fall in to place...or the Forth



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 28 Nov 2012 - 23:17

    Wont be many Brits working on it anyway. Who is footing the bill? Apart from Adam obviously....



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 4:05

    You drive all the way south on the M90, no hold ups, you drive north and between the Barnton and the bridge it’s ok, then at one time you hit the “highwaymen” (the tolls), so all came to a stop, the tolls were on the south end of the bridge so south queuing traffic waiting to pay the ransom were parked on the bridge, then some smart ass went o’feck trucks now weight 40 odd ton (tonne) “problem,” so then you had to pay twice as much to get in to Fife, but the bonus was you had a quick toll free exit...



    And then, the oh’ the bridges is fecked story, OK, scrap it, no,,, we need a second one “““WHY”””, because the old ones fecked, ok then have a new one, oh’ but it’s not that fecked so we may just keep it..........



    The tolls were a big problem, but not the main one, the roads infrastructure mainly south of the bridge were crap, then when they invested millions in trying to fix it they fu#ked it even further, bleeding all the traffic in at the one point.



    But that’s just my opinion...



    And I ant funding any fing,,, ferries, its the future, I like boats...



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 18:00

    Great photo Adam I love them old piccies...



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Topdog on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 18:47

    Don't talk to me about Tolls, Calais to Dieppe use the Toll or take twice as long(with still a small toll) 21 euro each way. The quickest way to get thee with absolutely no toll is nearly four times as long, Robbing bar stewards.
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 18:52

    Adam Mint wrote:You drive all the way south on the M90, no hold ups, you drive north and between the Barnton and the bridge it’s ok, then at one time you hit the “highwaymen” (the tolls), so all came to a stop, the tolls were on the south end of the bridge so south queuing traffic waiting to pay the ransom were parked on the bridge, then some smart ass went o’feck trucks now weight 40 odd ton (tonne) “problem,” so then you had to pay twice as much to get in to Fife, but the bonus was you had a quick toll free exit...



    And then, the oh’ the bridges is fecked story, OK, scrap it, no,,, we need a second one “““WHY”””, because the old ones fecked, ok then have a new one, oh’ but it’s not that fecked so we may just keep it..........



    The tolls were a big problem, but not the main one, the roads infrastructure mainly south of the bridge were crap, then when they invested millions in trying to fix it they fu#ked it even further, bleeding all the traffic in at the one point.



    But that’s just my opinion...



    And I ant funding any fing,,, ferries, its the future, I like boats...





    I was only 9 when the ferry stopped...



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 20:15

    M25 has toll at Dartford crossing. Causes horrendous tail backs every rush hour and every weekend when women go shopping at local mall. Total madness.



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Topdog on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 21:15

    3 Local malls now.
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by searcher on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 21:23

    Remember coming of the ferry on the back of my brothers Norton, he tried to get a flyer off the boat and skidded on the wet cobbles I was sore for a week, no skid lids in those days[ not for wee brothers anyway]
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 21:32

    Topdog wrote:3 Local malls now.

    Really? Dont go to them me, for women innit. Woolwich Ferry still operates, free.



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by 3rdforum on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 21:39

    I was on that years ago. Big wide thing I think.






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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Thu 29 Nov 2012 - 21:51

    It takes trucks so must be big, well over 30 years since I been on it though.



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 30 Nov 2012 - 4:04

    searcher wrote:Remember coming of the ferry on the back of my brothers Norton, he tried to get a flyer off the boat and skidded on the wet cobbles I was sore for a week, no skid lids in those days[ not for wee brothers anyway]



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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 19:19

    First fatality on the new bridge...Daily Record

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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 19:45

    Girl I went out with in my youth father was killed during the construction of the original road bridge, no compensation, was on a part of the bridge where he shouldn't have been...

    Couple of weeks back there was a documentary on the telly about the building of the bridge, health and safety just didn't exist,,, it did touch on the deaths involved, his name was not mentioned, it does however appear on the memorial to those who died during its construction...
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 17:53

    The new bridge is behind schedule...BBC Scotland




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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 18:04

    Nice bridge
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    Re: New Forth replacement crossing.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 8 Jun 2016 - 18:08

    Artist's impression innit, but it's coming along nicely. It will be the longest 3 towered, stayed bridge in the world when it's finished. (Until some wee uppity, oil rich Arab nation decide to build a bigger one!)



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