Standing proudly in all its glory the Queensferry Bridge was officially handed over to the Scottish Government and the people of Scotland last night with a spectacular light show on the bridge lighting up the Forth in Saltires.
It is a bridge to be proud of and is a World Record breaker in its achievement.
it is the tallest bridge in the U.K. with tower thats are 208m high
It is the longest freestanding balanced cantilever in the world
It is the largest bridge of its Kind in the World
Its supporting structure under water and embedded under the water and mud to the rock below is larger than the Statue of Liberty and the largest in the World.
Its Steel cables are long enough to circle the circumference of this Earth.
And It rightfully takes its place beside its record breaking sisters built across 3 centuries as an example of Scottish Bridge building.
And to top it all off, It came in only 9 months behind schedule and £245 million UNDER budget!
A remarkable achievement all round and a credit to its workforce which were over 80% Scottish themselves. They can look at it in the years to come and be rightfully proud of their achievement, and say “I built that” to their children and grandchildren.
Today, the first vehicles begin to cross, before being closed again for a few days to let 50,000 Scots walk across the bridge and then the official opening by Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Phillip on September the 4th.
Other than fantastically creating all these World Records and being a structure of great beauty, unfortunately the Queensferry Crossing is also on track for another World record not to be proud of… It is well on the way to creating a World Record in British Hypocrisy.
The Queensferry Crossing which was for many years slagged off as “Alex Salmonds Vanity project” has suddenly become the Andy Murray of all crossings now that is proven to be a World Spectacular world beater. It is not Scottish any more… It is British!
The British Press and Media and Unionist parties are all falling over themselves to lay claim to it.
When the Queen opens the crossing, the Brit Nats will be out in force waving their wee union flags.
Sky News came up with the following..
Take A Look at the British Engineering Triumph
The BBC not to be outdone had a special documentary today hosted by Gordon Brown
Gordon must be himself going for a world record…. That of having the Biggest Brass Neck
Compare this achievement with British Nationalist Scottish Efforts
The SNP tried to put a stop to them as a minority administration in 2007 but no they forced through the Trams fiasco on us, and blocked the SNP from doing at the time what they are now successfully doing, upgrading our motorway networks and the A9.
The cost of their PFI schemes which have been found full of structural faults are costing us every year and for years to come the total cost of the Queensferry Crossing in completion.
During the course of the building of the Queensferry Crossing the Brit Nat Parties have slagged it off at every turn.
Crowing over delays because of repairs and the weather conditions. Crowing over the fact that it has 80% Chinese Steel and asking why not Scottish steel…. Knowing fine well that is they themselves that oversaw the closure and demolition of Ravenscraig and Bathgate ….where once we could have provided ALL the Steel, and the only reason that we could provide the 20% was because the Scottish Government under the SNP stepped in to save what is left of Scottish Steel.
Oh but the British Press, Media and political establishment can now try and steal the credit now as they always do…. This Time Don’t let them…
This project was Inspired In Scotland, Funded in Scotland, and built in Scotland by Scottish workers alongside those other 20% from 24 countries in the World.
It showed what can be done by an Innovative Scotland which is Inclusive and Internationalist in outlook and with further cooperation and good will a Scotland far removed from the Insular Separatist and Racist Union.
The Queensferry Crossing Is Scottish and Proud!