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Forth Road Bridge

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Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is integral to the economy of the entire area. However, rust is threatening to destroy the cables that suspend the road. This free course uses video to explore the issues associated with the potential demise of this great bridge.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the basic structural issues of the Forth Road Bridge
  • give examples of how engineers are trying to alleviate the wear and tear on the bridge.

By: The Open University

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Forth Road Bridge


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This unit focuses on the Forth Road Bridge that connects Edinburgh with Fife. This suspension bridge continues to face a number of problems regarding its deteriorating condition. The short video included in this unit illustrates some of the major structural issues facing bridges and examines some of the proposed changes to the use of the Forth Road Bridge to help increase its lifespan.

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