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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by CheltenhamHacker View Post
    Am I right in thinking this is a brand new bridge built that doesn't allow pedestrians or bikes?
    Yes that's correct, presumably because it will be a fully fledged part of a motorway with a 70mph limit etc.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by HughJars View Post
    No it wouldn't. The Greens also back it, as do the SSP, plus factions of the Labour, LD and yup even Tories.
    Ok fair enough, the SNP, a couple of minor parties and a handful of disaffected MPs from the 2nd and 3rd parties will seek independence, but still more correct than saying Scotland will seek independence. At best a little over half of Scotland want independence depending on which polls you choose to look at.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Rumour now is that it's opening tomorrow so they can say it opened in August but will be fully or partially closed next week so they can finish it....

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by ger147 View Post
    Yes that's correct, presumably because it will be a fully fledged part of a motorway with a 70mph limit etc.
    Good to know no-one thought about other people when it was built.
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by CheltenhamHacker View Post
    Good to know no-one thought about other people when it was built.
    They will continue to use the existing Forth Road Bridge.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Rumour now is that it's opening tomorrow so they can say it opened in August but will be fully or partially closed next week so they can finish it....

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    We had a bypass where I live where that happened. Presumably it ticks the boxes for the contractors and politicians. A little empty when you can't use it though.
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Rumour now is that it's opening tomorrow so they can say it opened in August but will be fully or partially closed next week so they can finish it....

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    50,000 folk walking across it at the weekend, they must be allowing a couple of days after to pick up all the rubbish they discard.

    Sounds like you will not get a view when you drive across due to 3m high wind barriers.
    It will be like driving in a roofless box.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by Doon frae Troon View Post

    Sounds like you will not get a view when you drive across due to 3m high wind barriers.
    It will be like driving in a roofless box.
    The wind barriers are not solid, you'll be able to see through.

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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    We hope to drive across it tomorrow, if it's open. I remember driving my 1955 Austin A30 across the old forth road bridge, the day it opened 53 years ago.
    We had to que for miles, then wait to pay at the toll booths.
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    Re: Queensferry Crossing

    Quote Originally Posted by CheltenhamHacker View Post
    Am I right in thinking this is a brand new bridge built that doesn't allow pedestrians or bikes?
    If you want to use it as pedestrian you will get two opportunities this week when it will closed too vehicles, otherwise it is no.

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