Last Saturday Tom, our daughter Molly and I were three of the lucky 50,000 people who won tickets to walk across this beautiful new bridge linking Fife to Edinburgh. A was a once in a life time opportunity, before this elegant structure opens to road traffic only tomorrow morning, carrying hundreds of thousands of commuters, tourists and travellers of all sorts backwards and forwards between Fife and Edinburgh. Any future English Language students will be able to enjoy its sleek lines and wonderful views as they speed from Edinburgh Airport to Active English.
We were in fine company as only yesterday Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth popped along to cut the ribbon and officially open the third bridge across the Firth of Forth at that point.
The three bridges, stretching across the mouth of the Forth, also span three centuries, testaments to the engineering expertise of Scotland s enviable construction industry. Standing below them in South Queensferry or traveling across by car or train, you can only be amazed at their beauty, strength and now elegance.
The organisers of the Queensferry Bridge Event made sure that everything ran smoothly and on time. We were greeted by friendly Ambassadors, proudly sporting their navy t-shrits, on hand to answer any questions, and directing us to the shiny Lothian buses which ferried us to our starting point. A great day, a wonderful opportunity to see the bridge close-up and a memory for always.