Scotland's Firth of Forth

(Pictures and descriptions courtesy of Mr. Bill Hoffman)

A period museum photo shows cranes atop the massive structure. The bridge was constructed from 1882-1890, 2.5 KM (1.5 miles) across Scotland's Firth of Forth.  Note reflection of photographer from glass frame.



An Innovative way of showing the cantilever principle of the bridge's construction.



View from the South showing deck truss approaches to the bridge. Massive size of the structure is hard to visualize.



Telephoto view showing tubular steel members.



Telephoto view of train on approach.



1.5 miles of the world's strongest bridge. I don't have any facts to back up this claim - you be the judge! It is said that the bridge was tested by loading it with locomotives from one end to the other.