|Name||Forth Road Bridge, Scotland|
|Owner||Forth Estuary Transport Authority with representatives from Councils of City of Edinburgh, Fife, Perth & Kinross, West Lothian|
|Design||Mott Hay and Anderson|
|Contractor||ACD Group of Sir William Arrol & Co., Cleveland Bridge & Eng Co., Dorman Long (Bridge & Eng) Co.|
|Where||North of Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Latitude||N 56 00'09"|
|Longitude||W 03 24' 15"|
|Why||Connects Edinburgh to Fife by A90|
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|Overall type||Suspension Bridge|
|Spans||Main span 1,006 m. Side spans 408 m.|
|Height of tower||150 m.|
|Materials||Towers:High tensile steel cellular construction with maximum thickness of steel of ~25 mm. - strengthened in the 1990s.
Deck: Steel orthotropic stiffened steel plate on steel trusses. Side spans are composite steel/concrete
Cables:Main cables are 590 mm diameter consisting of 11,618 no. 5 mm diameter steel wires.
Some concern over life span of bridge due to loss of strength of main cables.
Dehumidification being used to inhibit corrosion.
There are 192 sets of 4 hanger ropes of 44.5 mm and 52.4 mm diameter
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