Forth Bridges, Scotland
The beautiful Forth Rail and Road Bridges span the River Forth, to the north of Edinburgh, the Capital City of Scotland. They are among the most famous bridges in the world. When I started teaching in Dunfermline, Fife, we lived in the very small town of Kinross, which lies on the banks of Loch Leven. It was a gorgeous place to live and because we were only 15 miles (approximately 24 Km) from Edinburgh, we often travelled across both the road and rail bridges to visit the theatre, concerts, art galleries and to go shopping. I have taken many photographs of the bridges over the years, but most of them are on 35mm film, somewhere in my mountain of filmstrips, still to be relocated and scanned! The following photographs are a mix of shots taken with my old Canon EOS 10D and scanned film. I hope you like them!
Although you cannot tell from this set of photographs, the bridges lie side by side between the riverside villages of North and South Queensferry. The Forth Rail Bridge, completed in 1880, is still fully operational to this day, and still has a long future in front of it. The Forth Road Bridge has not been so lucky, and is under such stress because of the gradual increase in road traffic in this country, that the foundations for a new, third, Forth Bridge are being excavated as I write this post!
I hope you like the photographs of the Forth Bridges and thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you will visit again!