New bridge named

The new bridge across the Forth will be named the Queensferry Crossing.

The name polled 35.5 per cent out of more than 37,000 votes cast during a public ballot run over six weeks.

Caledonia Bridge narrowly finished second out of five shortlisted choices, with 31.2 per cent of the vote with St Margaret’s Crossing third. The names Saltire Crossing and the Firth of Forth Crossing were the least popular, receiving just over 2000 votes each.

The name was officially unveiled today (Wednesday) by First Minister Alex Salmond from the southern landing point at South Queensferry with the new bridge’s three towers rising from the water in the background.