Your chance to name bridge

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THE search for a name for the new Forth Replacement Crossing has been launched.

Members of the public are being asked to choose a name for the bridge, Scotland’s largest building project in a generation.

The new bridge is due to open in 2016 and the Scottish Government wants your help to find the most appropriate name for this new landmark.

The bridge is costing £790 million while the Forth crossing project - including motorway upgrades - is to cost between £1.45 billion and £1.6 billion.

A panel will choose a shortlist from the names suggested by the public.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “The Forth Replacement Crossing, as it is currently known, is an exciting, iconic and economically vital project that we want the people of Scotland to take pride in.

“We fully recognise that finding the appropriate name for the new bridge is a matter of considerable interest both locally and nationally.

‘‘It is absolutely right that the people of Scotland have the final say on the identity of this historic project.”

Launched on Tuesday, there are just 61 days to put forward your choice of name.

You can nominate your name at www.namethebridge.co.uk or in writing to Forth Replacement Crossing Contact and Education Centre, Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SF,