Forth Bridge voted ‘greatest man-made wonder’ in Scotland; Sunday Post

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The Forth Bridge has won yet another award, this time being voted Scotland’s “greatest man-made wonder”.

The railway bridge, which opened in March 1890, beat off competition from the likes of Edinburgh Castle, The Kelpies and the Glenfinnan Viaduct to win the VisitScotland title.

The poll of more than 2,000 people across the UK was carried out as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The Forth Bridge received 30% of votes, followed by Edinburgh Castle on 13%.

Other structures recognised were Stirling Castle, the Falkirk Wheel, the Caledonian Canal, the Scott Monument, Bell Rock Lighthouse and Melrose Abbey.

It is the latest title awarded to the bridge over the years, the most significant of which was its designation as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2015.

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