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05/09/17 12:30

School crossing

Community day for new bridge.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has joined almost 10,000 people from local schools and community groups on the Queensferry Crossing.

The event represents the final time members of the public will be able to walk on the new bridge before it permanently opens to traffic in the early hours of Thursday 7 September 2017.

Pupils and staff from the 13 schools located nearest to the £1.35 billion project were invited, along with 3000 representatives from the six community council areas situated closest to the bridge – three either side of the Forth.

The Deputy First Minister said:

“The Queensferry Crossing is one of the biggest infrastructure projects of its kind in the world. To go from inception to opening in under a decade is a momentous feat of planning and engineering.

“The project has had a particularly strong focus on community liaison and hosted over 70,000 visitors, including 23,000 school pupils, at its dedicated contact and education centre. It is therefore fantastic that so many children and representatives from those communities living closest to the bridge are being given the opportunity to celebrate in this historic occasion and create a lasting legacy for the future.”

 

Background

The schools involved in the community day are: Dalmeny Primary School, Echline Primary School, Queensferry Primary School, St Margarets Primary School, North Queensferry Primary School, Queensferry High School, Kirkliston Primary School, Park Road Primary School, Kings Road Primary School, Camdean Primary School, Inverkeithing Primay School, Inverkeithing High School and St Johns Primary School.

The communities represented are Inverkeithing, Rosyth, North Queensferry, Kirkliston, Queensferry & District and Newton.