SB 16-09 Closure of the Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge (FRB) was temporarily closed to all traffic at midnight on 3 December 2015, on the advice of specialist bridge engineers, after the discovery of defective steelwork. Following a series of temporary repairs, the FRB re-opened to traffic, except HGVs and abnormal loads, on 23 December 2015. This briefing outlines the history of the FRB, how it has been managed, funding for bridge operations and looks in more detail at the events leading up to its temporary closure.

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Published: 22 January 2016

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