The Queensferry Crossing, a £1.35bn project by the Scottish Government opens to traffic today, six years after construction began. The magnificent new crossing is the tallest in the UK and the longest three tower cable-stay bridge in the world. It is not only a vital strategic link for eastern Scotland but also a stunning example of contemporary bridge design. Following today’s opening to traffic the bridge will be officially opened by the Queen on Monday 4th September.
Ramboll is proud to have led the Design Joint Venture (DJV), which includes Sweco and Leonhardt Andra and Partners. The DJV worked for the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC), a consortium of Hochtief, Dragados, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction, helping deliver the crossing and surrounding road approaches.Peter Curran, DJV and Ramboll Project Director for Queensferry Crossing commented:
- “Working on a project of this scale and importance is a real privilege. We have been working on the Queensferry Crossing since 2009 and it has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. We have worked hard in pushing the boundaries of innovation in order to develop a competitive tender design and have subsequently continued our endeavours during the construction process in close collaboration with the Contractors and Clients teams in order to optimise its delivery. It really is awe-inspiring to look out onto the Firth of Forth and see the contribution we have made to such an amazing bridgescape”
Big thumps up from the DUCC! Magnificant job Ramboll!
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