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New design for Forth crossing

A slimmer design for the Forth replacement crossing was revealed by Transport Scotland this week.

Transport Scotland announced in December that the existing bridge would be used as a dedicated public transport corridor as it is in better condition than previously thought.

The replacement crossing will consequently be reduced from three to two lanes of car traffic in each direction. The elegant bridge, designed by Arup and Jacobs, would feature the world’s longest central spans for a multi-span, cable-stayed bridge. It would also be the only long span cable-stay bridge to feature central crossed cables for stiffness, minimising the size of the central tower and creating a slim appearance.

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