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‘Forth Bridge Experience’ planning application submitted by Network Rail Scotland

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Network Rail has submitted a planning application to City of Edinburgh Council

Network Rail have submitted applications to restore beauty and activity at the iconic landmark, The Forth Bridge.

NR Scot’s proposals include a reception hub to the east of the Forth Bridge. The developements will provide stunning views of the iconic heritage while minimising the impact on the surrounding environment and wildlife.

The submission of the planning application is after an extensive public engagement exercise held in Autumn 2021 to gather feedback from local residents which helped to determine the final designs.

The proposals will see a bridge walk and reception hub on the South Queensferry side of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which will be used for preparing those heading out on the bridge walk as well as providing an access point to the structure.

Groups of 12 to 15 people will put on safety harnesses before being taken out onto the bridge’s south cantilever, walking up to a viewing point at the top using walkways built into the structure.

Alan Ross is Network Rail’s director of engineering and he said the developement is “a unique chance to explore this world-famous structure and create another exciting tourist attraction for Scotland.”

Written by: George Icke - Reporter

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