Queensferry CrossingThe new Queensferry Crossing in the Forth estuary saw several landmark moments in 2014, including the spectacular erection of the temporary structural steel to support the road deck, according to Transport Scotland.

In a year-end summary of progress on the project, the structural steel lending extra support to the three main towers of the bridge was singled out for mention as one of the major achievements of the past 12 months.

The towers reached the road deck height in the summer, with four deck sections placed on each – taking the deck construction to 10% of the cable-stayed steel structure due for completion in the coming two years.

Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, said: “In just two months the crane had put in place the temporary steel, first deck sections and the range of other equipment on each of the three main towers.

“The progress made this year really helps everyone visualise what the final bridge will look like and demonstrates an inspiring example of civil engineering coming off the drawing board and into real life.”