All hands on deck for new crossing!

IR20141029. 29/10/14. The Queensferry Crossing, the new Forth Bridge under construction. View Looking north from the south side of the Firth of Forth. It is being built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge, carrying the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth, and will connect Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry.  Picture Ian Rutherford'''�Ian Rutherford 'ianrutherfordphotography@gmail.com'www.ianrutherfordphotography.com'07710337520
IR20141029. 29/10/14. The Queensferry Crossing, the new Forth Bridge under construction. View Looking north from the south side of the Firth of Forth. It is being built alongside the existing Forth Road Bridge, carrying the M90 motorway across the Firth of Forth, and will connect Edinburgh, at South Queensferry, to Fife, at North Queensferry. Picture Ian Rutherford'''�Ian Rutherford 'ianrutherfordphotography@gmail.com'www.ianrutherfordphotography.com'07710337520
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The new Queensferry Crossing is really starting to take shape.

The three towers now stand tall in the River Forth and work is already underway to install the road decks.

At Echline Corner, on the A904, work is well underway in constructing what will eventually be named the Queensferry Junction, the roundabout which allow access to and egress from the spectacular new bridge, one of the biggest civil engineering projects in Scotland for a generation.

Since the start of November, work has also been undertaken to erect a new bridge over the A90.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “Work on connecting roads and junctions for the new bridge in and around South Queensferry is well underway.

‘‘Beams for the new B800 bridge have now all been successfully installed.

‘‘Work will continue on the completion of the new bridge until the spring when B800 traffic will be diverted over it and the existing bridge will then be demolished during the summer of 2015.

“Meanwhile, on the A904 at Echline Corner, work is being undertaken to widen and align the old road with the new junction.

‘‘This work is expected to continue until December 2014 when traffic will be fully diverted on to the new Queensferry junction from both the A904 and B924 from Queensferry travelling to and from Newton.

The spokesman added: “Clear progress is being achieved out in the Forth too.

‘‘The centre tower is currently sitting at 88 metres, high above the water, on its way to the final height of 210 metres and, on either side of each of the towers, the first two sections of deck can be seen in place along with the temporary platforms and installation equipment which will support the lifting into position of further sections of bridge deck 
next year.

“The project continues to progress on programme and under budget.”