The Queensferry Crossing took just a decade from the initial idea to opening the bridge and this included a nine-month delay due to weather conditions. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our websites. Facts and figures The Forth Road Bridge is a long span suspension bridge which when opened in 1964 was the largest in the world outside the United States and, together with the approach viaducts is a little over 2.5 km in length. The Forth Bridges has updated its cookie policy. Queensferry Crossing from the south The Queensferry Crossing is the longest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world spanning 1.7 miles. 48...London Buses that you would need to stack on top of each other to reach the same height as the towers of the Queensferry Crossing. Queensferry Crossing The Forth Road Bridge, opened in 1964, replacing the centuries-old ferry crossing. But the Queensferry Crossing has wind shields across its full length. The Queensferry Crossing is 207 metres above high tide (683ft), which is 50 metres higher than the Road Bridge. The cost of the project came in at more than 25% under budget with a £650 million saving. Proposals for an additional road crossing at Queensferry were drawn up in the early 1990s. This forms the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the cross-Forth transport corridor in the east of Scotland, representing a total Scottish Government investment of over

Mr Simpson said: "The wind on the Forth is so strong in comparison to the other major bridges. The Queensferry Crossing opened to traffic on 30 August 2017.