Construction on the Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland is due to begin this month, project director David Climie annouced at the Scottish Parliament.
Main contractor Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) is currently mobilising on site, ready to begin construction toward the end of September.
FCBC — which comprises Dragados, Hochtief, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction — will construct the new 2.7km long bridge with a 2.1km main cable-stayed section and two approach viaducts.
Detailed design has started on the new bridge and preparatory works have been carried out for initial site clearance and establishment of the site compounds both North and South of the River Forth.FCBC has also completed negotiations with Forth Ports to use existing quayside and warehouse facilities in Rosyth to establish the marine base for the project on the North side of the Forth. This area will also accommodate a concrete batching plant and a material delivery and storage area.