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Written by Peter Kellett - 22 Feb 2004
last update by Joe Patrick - 24 Feb 2004
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Location notes
On the north side of the Forth estuary.
Railway type and traffic
ScotRail: Fife Circle, Edinburgh to Inverness/Aberdeen/Dundee,
Virgin: South to Aberdeen/Dundee,
East Coast: South to Aberdeen services all cross the Forth Bridge.

DB Schenker coal and balancing empties.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Forth Road Bridge
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Coastal on the side of the Forth Estuary.
Road directions
From the Forth Road Bridge:
Take the first exit after crossing into Fife, sign posted North Queensferry and Rosyth, take the first exit sign posted for North Queensferry (B981). Follow this road passing the overflow car park for Deep Sea World on your left. Turn left into the car park for Queensferry Lodge hotel and park in the first part of this car park. Walk towards the main carriageway of the road bridge and descend the flight of stairs on the west side, walk under the carriageway and ascend the stairs on the east side. Walk towards the Road Bridge and the Rail Bridge is in full view on your left.

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Forth Road Bridge map co-ordinates
See the road directions.
Public transport
Frequent bus service from Inverkeithing to North Queensferry passes the flight of stairs leading up to the road bridge.

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At the Queensferry Lodge Hotel.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Forth Road Bridge

Googly map
Streetmap links
Forth Road Bridge general view map
Forth Road Bridge close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Forth Road Bridge

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Photographic notes
The road bridge ‘bounces’ with the passing of an endless stream of HGV’s, the best positions for mounting the tripod or even for standing when using the camera handheld is where the supporting structures for the approach to the suspended carriageway or alongside the large supporting towers. Best results are achieved in the afternoon / evening when the sun has swung round towards the west.

Extra notes for videographers:
You are under the road deck of the Forth Road bridge, it can get very noisy from both the traffic and wind.

General views - All photographs © Peter Kellett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south east

Fig 1 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 3 - Looking south east

Fig 4 - Looking south east - Photo by Joe Patrick

Fig 4 - Looking south east - <i>Photo by Joe Patrick</i>

You can also walk to this location.
Coming from North Queensferry station, walk down the hill to the small village at the Bottom. You will get to a place where the road turns to a triangle junction. Turn right and follow the road along the side of the Firth. Follow it round, and up the hill, then turn right. Walk along the Road and cross carefully, it's on a corner, you will get to some stairs, climb up the stairs and you're on the bridge!!

Fig 5 - Looking south east - Photo by Joe Patrick

Fig 5 - Looking south east - <i>Photo by Joe Patrick</i>

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