queensferry crossing

Queensferry Crossing

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Queensferry Crossing
Cable Stayed Road Bridge (D2M with hard shoulder)
South Queensferry, Scotland, United Kingdom
2007-2017

Completed 2017

Length, total: 2.7 km
Main span: 2 x 650 m

Client: Transport Scotland
Client Adviser: Jacobs / Arup Joint Venture
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Landscape: Jacobs / DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineers:
Jacobs
Arup
Flint+Neill Partnership
Niels Gimsing

Photos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

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Queensferry Crossing
Skråstagsvejbro (D2M med nødspor)
South Queensferry, Skotland, Storbritannien
2007-2017

Udført 2017

Længde total: 2,7 km
Hovedspænd: 2 x 650 m

Bygherre: Transport Scotland
Bygherrerådgiver: Jacobs / Arup Joint Venture
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Landskabsarkitekt: Jacobs / DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniører:
Jacobs
Arup
Flint+Neill Partnership
Niels Gimsing

Fotos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

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Queensferry Crossing

Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing is a record-breaking landmark for modern Scotland. The new bridge over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh is the key link in the most ambitious Scottish transport plan ever published. The project carries high international prestige first of all because of its size - it is the largest construction project in a generation in Scotland. Besides being Great Britain’s tallest, the 2.7-kilometre long bridge is also the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge with three pylons. Each pylon stands 210 metres tall and more than 37,000 kilometres of cable was used for the cable-stays – equivalent to the circumference of the earth.

The new bridge is situated alongside two other bridges, one from the late 1800s and the other from the mid-1900s. Both are regarded as tremendous engineering accomplishments of their respective time. The two bridges, one a red steel railway bridge and the other a suspension road bridge, are listed as protected historical landmarks. This made the design of the new bridge an even bigger challenge for the design team – to create a contemporary bridge that could be a feat of contemporary engineering as well as uniting all three constructions into a harmonious whole and become an icon for modern Scotland.

Through the years, DISSING+WEITLING has designed many spectacular landmark bridges around the world – amongst others the Stonecutters Bridge, which stands as a monument over Hong Kong’s harbor. Having many design similarities, the new Queensferry Crossing hereby joins the league of the world’s most impressive bridges.

 

Queensferry Crossing

Queensferry Crossing (tidligere kaldet New Forth Crossing) ved Edinburgh er hovedforbindelsen i Skotlands mest ambitiøse infrastrukturelle udviklingsprojekt nogensinde. Opgaven er forbundet med stor international prestige. For det første på grund af projektets størrelse og den vitale betydning som passagen over Forth-fjorden - med godt 66.000 dagligt krydsende køretøjer - har for den infrastrukturelle forbindelse mellem Edinburgh, Fife og den skotske østkyst.

For det andet på grund af den kontekst den nye bro indskriver sig i med de to eksisterende broer - den berømte jernbanebro fra 1800-tallet og hængebroen fra 1900-tallet - der begge er fredede og står som verdenskendte brohistoriske landemærker. Netop denne sammenhæng gør den nye Queensferry Crossing til en særligt spændende opgave. Den arkitektoniske opgave består i at få konstruktion og design til at smelte sammen i en nutidig struktur der er helt unik uden dog at overstråle de to eksisterende broer.