Construction of the Forth Bridge began in 1882 and was completed in 1890. Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf unveiled a plaque to commemorate the awarding of UNESCO World Heritage Status to the Forth Bridge in July 2015.
The award confirms this historic structure’s well-deserved iconic status and provides international recognition to a masterpiece of engineering.
Scotland’s Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said:
“The Forth Bridge is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable bridges and a true marvel of Scottish engineering. It was fantastic to see it awarded World Heritage Status and this plaque is an excellent commemoration for all the hard work put in to achieve this.”
There are over 500,000 M30 TCBs installed in this iconic structure as rivet replacements.