The Queensferry Crossing is a cable-stayed bridge with three slender single column towers and is 2.7km long, including approach viaducts. The road carried by the bridge has motorway designation.
The Queensferry Crossing bridge deck carries two general lanes of traffic in each direction and hard shoulders to ensure that breakdowns, incidents and any maintenance works do not cause the severe congestion which was experienced on the Forth Road Bridge (FRB).
The hard shoulders also provide the flexibility to carry buses displaced from the FRB during periods of high wind and other forms of public transport should it be required in the future.
Windshielding on the Queensferry Crossing protects the crossing from the effects of wind and provide a more reliable corridor, particularly for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).
See the Forth Replacement Crossing project for more information.