Danish architects chosen for new Forth Bridge in Scotland  

2009.04.24
The Danish architects firm Dissing + Weitling has been appointed as architects for Scotland's new Forth road bridge
The Danish architects firm Dissing + Weitling, recently selected as architects for the new Fehmarn Belt bridge which will link Denmark and Germany, has been appointed as architects for yet another major bridge project ­– namely Scotland's new Forth road bridge.
 
The bridges over the Firth of Forth are of vital importance to Scotland, connecting the capital Edinburgh on the south side of the fjord and the country's north eastern sea board where the North Sea oil industry is based. There are two bridges spanning the water: the famous cantilevered railway bridge built in the 1880s, and a suspension bridge for road traffic which opened in 1964.
 
Ironically, it is the latter bridge which, despite significant maintenance, is showing signs of deterioration that will necessitate its replacement. The new proposal from Dissing + Weitling and its project partners is a cable-stayed bridge with three slender single column towers. The 2.7 km long bridge will feature windshielding to help minimise bridge closure due to high winds, especially for high sided vehicles.
 
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