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Opened on the 4th of September 1964 the Forth Road bridge connected North and South Queensferry replacing the regular ferry service that had stood for 800 years. Work began on the approach roads for the bridge in 1958, with the bridge being nicknamed the ‘Highway in the Sky’. At the time the bridge was Europe’s longest suspension bridge at one and a half miles long. The bridge has four lanes of traffic, twin cycle paths and footpaths all being observed by 24 hour a day Close Circuit Television (A common occurrence now but Hi-tech for the time). Seven thousand feet of cable keep the bridge in place allowing for a twenty five foot swing for weather expansion. Read more