Construction of the Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is on schedule and £195 million under budget.
Since construction began in 2011 much progress has been made in delivering the new crossing over the Forth, with the past year being the most visually striking on the project to date. Highlights include:
- 10% of cable stayed bridge deck installed
- Main towers rising to over 90 metres in height
- South approach viaduct pushed out 450 metres.
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure Keith Brown said: “The progress made this year really helps everyone visualise what the final bridge will look like and demonstrates an inspiring example of civil engineering coming off the drawing board and into real life.
“Currently around 1,200 people are employed on the project and their hard work and dedication, often in a very challenging environment is to be applauded as the project remains on schedule and is now £195 million under the original budget at the start of construction.”
See a timelapse video showing some of the highlights of last year’s construction below: