Survey finds Forth Bridge is Scotland’s favourite example of engineering

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29th October 2015 10:42 - Engineering

A recent survey of 1,000 Scottish people has revealed that the Forth Bridge is the favourite example of engineering in the country.Survey finds Forth Bridge is Scotland’s favourite example of engineering

Of the survey respondents, 49 per cent said that the Forth Bridge - a 125 year old build which spans the Firth of Forth – is their favourite construction.

Early in 2015, the Forth Bridge was given World Heritage site status.

Closely following the Forth Bridge as Scotland’s favourite example of engineering was The Glenfinnan viaduct, with 13 per cent of the votes. The viaduct has made several appearances in the Harry Potter films.

The online survey was conducted by the low carbon infrastructure taskforce as part of a scheme to market its “green projects”.

The Forth Bridge was constructed by 4,500 men over an 8 year period, using 53,000 tonnes of steel.

Other constructs cited as favourites were the Glasgow Subway and the Falkirk Wheel.

Chairwoman of the taskforce and regional director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sara Thiam, said of the findings:

"The Forth Bridge continues to be an icon of civil engineering excellence and we're delighted that it has captured the public's imagination in this way.

"The bridge is a great example of how engineering expertise can be used to create infrastructure which stands the test of time and shapes the way we live well into the future."

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