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August 12th 2013
  • Designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker and inaugurated in 1890, the Forth Bridge is a magnificent to Victorian engineering and was once the longest cantilevered bridge in the world. It is arguably Scotland’s most internationally recognised landmark and was nominated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. It took seven years to originally build but recently took ten years to paint – hence the local saying ‘painting the Forth Bridge’ as a colloquial expression for a never-ending task.