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Forth Replacement Crossing

Scotland’s biggest transport infrastructure project in a generation is scheduled for completion May 2017.

Under Construction

We're delivering a new bridge - the Queensferry Crossing - and upgrading the connecting road network on both sides of the Firth of Forth.

Artist's impression of the new bridge

Transport Scotland is working with the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) consortium on this project.

The Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) project is providing up to 1,200 job opportunities and a large number of sub contract and supply order opportunities for Scottish companies. 

Our work will ensure the future of a vital element of Scotland’s transport network. 

For the latest from the construction site you can also visit the Queensferry Crossing section of the Forth Bridges website provided by the Forth Bridges Forum, of which Transport Scotland is a leading member. 

Information for road users

Regular updates for road users on the latest traffic management needed to build the Queensferry Crossing and connecting roads


There are three main elements to this project. The FRC Principal Contract is delivering the bridge and connecting roads, while the Fife ITS and M9 Junction 1A contracts are already complete.  See our overview maps for further detail.


You can see what's happening right now on the project, with the help of our seven webcams set up at locations around the construction site on the Forth estuary.  

History of the project

In 2006-7, Transport Scotland carried out the Forth Replacement Crossing Study to examine options for replacing the existing Forth Road Bridge as doubts about its future viability grew. Get an overview of the history and timeline of this major new transport project for Scotland. 

Contact and Education Centre

The Forth Replacement Crossing Contact & Education Centre is designed as a focal point for on-going community engagement and achieving a wider education legacy. Based just south of the Forth Estuary, the Centre offers panoramic views of the existing road and rail bridges and provides a perfect platform to view and understand more about construction of the new crossing.


Since the project began we've been publishing up to date information and responding to enquries from local communities, businesses and the media about our work. View frequently asked questions on topics including the environment, traffic management, economic considerations and construction.

Document library

Our document and publications library acts as a record of ongoing development and work to date on the Forth Replacement Crossing project, covering topics including construction updates, legislation, community forums and working groups.

Contact us

Get contact information for our dedicated project hotline, the Contact & Education Centre and for media enquiries. 


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