Excellent progress is being created on the development of the new Forth Crossing. The new crossing is set to provide a boost for businesses in South Queensferry and is the biggest construction project in progress in Scotland.
The excellent spring and summer means that work is on schedule with almost no delays.
The bridge’s towers are currently clearly visible as they still rise out of the Forth whereas works at Queensferry have seen the bridge’s decks being constructed. It is planned that bridge decks will be connected to the central towers around September.
In Queensferry, the Queensferry Junction is now ready, thus allowing traffic on to and off the new crossing.
Speaking of the development progress, Minister for Transport, Keith Brown said: “Queensferry Crossing’s main towers are reaching additional up from the Forth, with each the north and centre towers currently at deck level and therefore the south tower at forty eight metres and on schedule to be at deck level throughout the summer.
“At gift the most work on the north and centre tower is to arrange the ‘power joint’. this is often a heavily strengthened and complicated section of the tower at that the primary sections of deck are connected within the months ahead. whereas the primary sections of deck ar being placed the towers can still be designed towards full height.
“On the shores of the Forth, construction of the the north approach will start early next year. On the south, four out of seven support piers are complete and therefore the west viaduct has been pushed nearly three hundred metres with the east viaduct will be pushed out to the same point this month.
“Work on the Queensferry junction is coming into the ultimate phases of construction earlier than expected gap later this summer and a variety of labor is well current on the north connecting road networks in preparation for the upgrade to the Ferrytoll junction.”