Forth Road Bridge is a big suspension bridge built over Firth of Forth. It was built between 1958 – 1964 and as it was opened the car ferries ceased to operate. The towers of the bridge are over 150 meters high and the mainspan is 1008 metres long and the sidespans are each 408 metres long.
It is possible to walk over the bridge (I didn't) but it is often very windy. For cars going north a toll must be paid.
When I was a kid we had playing cards with pictures of famous buildings and constructions. Four were of bridges and one of them was the Forth Bridge. It was nice now to see it in reality and go over it with train.
The Forth Bridge is a rail bridge built in 1883 – 1890 and is considered to be an engineering marvel. More than 4500 men were working with the construction during these seven years. The bridge is 1447 metres long and over 100 metres high (the train runs almost 50 metres above the water) and about 60 000 ton of steel were used in the construction.
The train station south of the bridge is Dalmeny (for South Queensferry) and the train station north of the bridge is North Queensferry.
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Going to South Queensferry from Edinburgh city centre you can take the train from Waverley Station to Dalmeny. Dalmeny is the last stop before the train goes over the Forth Bridge. It takes about 15 minutes. From Dalmeny station it can be difficult to find the best way to walk to South Queensferry (it takes about 10 minutes). I walked towards the river and came to a long road for bikes and pedestrians with lush green vegetation. It was very deserted.
A cheap day return ticket to North Queensferry (next stop) is 3.60 pounds so I guess it is the same to South Queensferry or a bit cheaper.
Going back to Edinburgh city centre from South Queensferry I took the bus, number 43. The bus leaves from opposite the police station and it takes about 30 minutes. The price, one way, was 1.85 pounds. In Edinburgh I went off at Charlotte Square. I think the bus also stops in the east end of Princes Street.