world-famous cantilever railway bridge which crosses the Firth
of Forth between North and South Queensferry was opened in 1890.
Ferries had crossed the river at this point, and the decision
to erect a railway bridge was made in 1873. It was designed
by John Fowler and Benjamin Baker and constructed by William
Arrol. Its main span of 1,709 feet was the longest in the world
for about 30 years after it was built.
Ferries continued to
cross the Forth here until 1964, when the Forth Boad Bridge,
a suspension bridge with a main span of 3,297 feet was completed.
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