Monday, 6 July 2015

Forth Bridge

The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO has added the Forth Bridge to its list of World Heritage sites worthy of special protection. It spans the Firth of Forth in Scotland, linking Fife with the Lothians, and was designed by two English engineers: Sir John Fowler and Benjamin Baker. When it was opened in 1890 it was the longest cantilever bridge in the world and the first major crossing made entirely of steel. Seventy one workers were killed during eight years of construction! CLICK to view more of the latest crop of World Heritage sites.


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