Queen Elizabeth II came to the opening ceremony: As the leader of a consortium, HOCHTIEF built the approximately 2.7-kilometer-long cable-stayed bridge over the river Firth of Forth, near Edinburgh in Scotland, known as “Queensferry Crossing”. Between 2011 and 2017, with the necessary connecting structures, almost seven kilometers of road infrastructure were built. The bridge is fitted with a modern wind protection system, which secures traffic even during strong winds. HOCHTIEF hence built one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe, which is also one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges.
- 2.7-kilometer-long bridge
- 6 years’ construction time
- The three pylons are 207 meters high
- Around four kilometers of connecting roads newly built
- Major Project Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering 2020