Virtual visits

We are finally approaching spring. There is more daylight, flowers begin to blossom and all in all Scotland is at her best. Sadly, we are stil amidst apandemic and may only move within our council areas. I personally cannot wait to be let free. Meanwhile I thought I would share the places I legally can visit. Today it is: North Queensferry.

Forth Rail Bridge completed in 1890

North Queensferry was created by Saint Margaret (wife of Malcolm III) in 1068 when she installed a ferry service between North and South Queensferry. The service ran for 800 years and only ceased when the Forth Road Bridge was complete in 1964. There are three bridges between the villages, the two road bridges were both opened by the current Queen Elisabeth and her late husband Prince Philip, the latest addition Queensferry Crossing in 2017. These bridges were span over three centuries. The Forth Rail Bridge is the oldest was completed in 1890 and was designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker. The bridge contains 53.000 tons of steel and contains 6.5 million rivets. There is a say that tasks that take a while takes as long as painting the Forth Rail Bridge (though since the last refurbishment it is claimed the paint will last 25 years). This bridge was opened by the Duke of Rothesay who later became King Edward VII and in 2000 54.000 people and 10 million tons in freight. North Queensferry has has the smallest lighthouse dating back to 1813 (John Rennie) which is shown in this video. The pier was extended by Thomas Telford in 1828. Nowadays visitors can still board boats from here to explore the river and its islands.

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