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The Firth of Forth Bridge. That’s what this post is about – the Firth of Forth Bridge. Well…I need to come clean. The name of the bridge is, and always has been, the Forth Bridge. I just love the alliteration. But this still leaves the question as to what the heck is the Firth of Forth? The answer is the Forth is a river in Scotland that drains into the North Sea, while a Firth is an estuary. It (Firth) is the English version of the Norse word Fjord. A great bridge has now spanned the Firth of Forth for the past 130 years. This is to tell the story of how that came to be.
Warning: This is a very long post and, if you’re like me, it’s hard to read a long post straight through online. I have broken it into discrete sections which should hopefully make it a little easier make it through to the bitter end.