Queensferry Crossing re-opened

The Queensferry Crossing fully reopened to traffic just after 10am today after being temporarily closed as a safety precaution due to a risk of falling ice.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 12:14 pm
Pic Lisa Ferguson. The Queensferry Crossing has been closed.

The bridge had already reopened to northbound traffic only at 09:15am.

Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “The safety of bridge users comes first and we therefore made the decision to temporarily close the Queensferry Crossing when we identified a risk of falling ice.

“We had already mobilised additional ice patrols in response to the weather forecast and the bridge was closed at 04:00 when staff observed ice falling from the structure.

“The risk has now passed, and it is safe to reopen the bridge. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure.”

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