The new £120 million Clackmannanshire Bridge over the Firth of Forth was officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond on Wednesday, 19 November 2008.
The crossing, designed to alleviate traffic pressure on the Kincardine Bridge, is the second largest of its type in the world. It includes an extensive network of new cycleways and footpaths and provides transport links between Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Fife improving road safety and opening up the wider area to economic benefits.
Approximately 20,000 vehicles per day are predicted to use the new bridge. Traffic on the existing Kincardine bridge will be reduced from approximately 30,100 vehicles per day at present to approximately 18,100 vehicles.