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Minister hails Forth crossing team

Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has hailed the work of the team building the new Forth crossing as the structure’s three main towers reached bridge deck level this week.

Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors – a joint venture of Hochtief Solutions, Dragados, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction – is constructing the £790M Queensferry Crossing in Edinburgh.

It has reached today’s landmark on schedule and remains on course for the bridge to open to traffic in late 2016.

Brown said: “The progress being made by the men and women building the new bridge is truly impressive.

“All three of the towers are now at or past the level of the bridge deck. Initial temporary supports and first bridge deck sections are due to be fitted to the centre tower’s complex and reinforced power joint in the autumn, while work on all three towers will continue until they reach their full 210m height next summer.”

NCE reported earlier this year that one of the UK’s largest road embankments was contributing to major cost savings on the Queensferry Crossing.

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