Forth Replacement Crossing

Project Summary: 
The Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) is a major infrastructure project for Scotland, designed to safeguard a vital connection in the country's transport network.
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Forth Replacement Crossing projectThe Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) is Scotland’s biggest infrastructure project in a generation. Transport Scotland and its partners at the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors consortium are delivering a new bridge - the Queensferry Crossing - as well as the connecting road network. 

The FRC project ensures the future of an important aspect of Scotland’s transport system and is absolutely vital to ensure Scotland's economic wellbeing. It is providing up to 1,200 job opportunities and a large number of sub contract and supply order opportunities for Scottish companies.

The FRC project is currently on track to be delivered in 2016 and will replace the current Forth Road Bridge as the main crossing for cross-Forth traffic. Work on two major aspects of the project - the Fife Intelligent Transport System and M9 Junction 1A - has already been successfully completed.


Queenferry Crossing shaping up
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today inspects the beginning of the Queensferry Crossing and preparations for the launch of the bridge’s southern viaduct.

Crowds flocking to bridge learning centre
Thousands take the opportunity for a closer look at Scotland’s biggest infrastructure project in a generation.

New world record for Queensferry Crossing
Crucial phase of construction work completed on new bridge structure.

Queensferry Crossing to save £145 million
New budget range for the Forth Replacement Crossing announced.

Live webcams

Transport Scotland and our contractors have positioned seven cameras around the Forth estuary to provide good quality live footage of the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing project.

See more in our webcams section

The public vote

The name for the new bridge was chosen by the public. More than 7,600 suggestions for a name for the new bridge were received and an independent panel selected a shortlist of five names that were put to the public vote in April 2013. Following over 35,000 votes, the most popular choice “Queensferry Crossing” was revealed by the First Minister Alex Salmond in July 2013.

Visit the Name the Bridge website.


For more information on the Forth Bridge, Forth Rail Bridge and the forthcoming FRC, please see the Forth Bridges Forum.