Last chance to vote for bridge name

Only four days remain for the public to cast their vote to name the Forth Replacement Crossing before voting closes on June 7, 2013.

Thousands of people have voted since Minister for Transport Keith Brown announced the shortlist of five names, chosen by an independent panel, on April 29.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“Over 29,000 votes have been cast so far by the public to find the most popular name for the new Forth Replacement Crossing.

“In the first 24 hours of voting we received over 17,500 votes so there is still time to influence the outcome and choose the name for Scotland’s biggest infrastructure project in a generation.

“As it stands the three leading names, in alphabetical order, are Caledonia Bridge, Queensferry Crossing and St. Margaret’s Crossing. With five days of voting left it would be fantastic to see more people across Scotland get involved. More votes could still see the other names - Firth of Forth Crossing and Saltire Crossing move ahead.

“The result hangs in the balance so I hope many more people take the chance to vote before June 7.”

Notes to editors

  • Votes can be cast via the dedicated Name the Bridge website SMS texting or by requesting a postal vote. The website also has full details on the voting process
  • Voting commenced at 10 AM on April 29 and will close at midnight on Friday 7 June 2013
  • The winning name is expected to be announced later in June 2013
  • Around 7,600 unique suggestions were put forward by members of the public when asked to nominate a name for the new bridge last winter.

Published 3 Jun 2013