The Forth Bridge’s Victoriana festival; Dawn Renton; Fife Today

UK – The Forth Bridge

The Victorian period was a time of great inventions and changes – science, medicine, engineering and social reforms to name but a few. And lets not forget the iconic Forth Bridge.

It’s one of the country’s most iconic structures and widely hailed as one of the industrial wonders of the world. At the time of its construction the Forth Bridge was one of the most daring engineering feats ever attempted. It took more than 4500 men to build it and eight years to complete, officially opening in 1890. It is also one of six events being supported by a £300,000 Signature Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Events fund to celebrate Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites on Tuesday, April 18.

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