One of the most significant bridge projects in Europe is officially opened by HRH the Queen in Scotland on Monday. The £1.35 bn, 6 year project, is the latest crossing over the Forth River in Scotland
The Queensferry Crossing is an extension to the M90 motorway and is the main route linking Edinburgh and Fife. It replaces the old Forth Road Bridge which was commissioned in 1964. The Queen will officially open the bridge, 53 years to the day after she opened the previous Forth Bridge.
The opening event will recognise the 15,000 people who have been involved in the construction of the new bridge since its inception in 2007, including Maccaferri Ltd.
The bridge was built by Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors, a consortium of Hochtief, Dragados, American Bridge and Morrison Construction. The 2.7km long structure is the longest three tower, cable stayed bridge in the world.
Maccaferri designed and built reinforced soil walls to retain some of the approach roads to the bridge. The MacRES® system features a vertical concrete panel fascia, in conjunction with ParaWeb® soil reinforcement.
Maccaferri Construction Manager David Wild and Sales & Construction Manager Allan Rice walked the bridge on Sunday and were honoured to be part of the official opening on Monday.
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