Forth Bridges

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The two consortia bidding to build a new bridge across the Forth have submitted their final proposals to Transport Scotland for consideration before the contract is awarded in April.

Is it in spite of, or is because Edinburgh has the most expensive property in Scotland, with high demand for homes and accommodation, that over 10,000 private houses remain empty and unused for most of the year?

A new report from the City of Edinburgh Council urges the Scottish goverment not to commit to a new Forth Road Bridge crossing until 2011/12, when better information on the condition of the existing bridge will be available.

The painting of the 118-year-old Forth Bridge, dubbed "the paint job that never ends", is expected to be finally completed by 2012.

Drivers were able to cross the Forth and Tay road bridges free of charge from midnight last night as all tolls were abolished after more than 40 years.

Scottish Ministers are going ahead with a Forth Replacement Crossing at a cost of £3.25-£4.22 billion, it was announced today. It will be a cable-stayed bridge situated West of the existing road bridge.