Having been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2015, the Forth Bridge is now among five other sites in Scotland that have achieved this prestigious status. The bridge has celebrated its 125th anniversary and it has stood the test of time with its iconic structure, the result of pioneering engineering. The bridge is still in use today with many trains crossing daily, connecting passengers from the North East of Scotland to Edinburgh and beyond. It truly is a masterpiece of engineering and has become an instantly recognisable Scottish icon.
Watch the video and answer the questions below.
- 1. Where was the capital of Scotland before Edinburgh?
- 2. When was the first train ferry across the River Forth?
- 3. Why was the original bridge design changed?
Because of the Tay Bridge disaster
- 4. How many workers were employed during the contruction?
- 5. What is proposed for the future?
A visitors' centre and an observation platform