President visits Queensferry Crossing site

Published: 28/06/2017

(L_R) Billy Minto (Transport Scotland) Danny Wright (Scottish Reg. Group Secretary) David Millar (Scottish Reg. Group Chairman) David Climie (Transport Scotland), Ian Firth, Mike Brown (Scottish Reg. Group) Sandy Fraser (Scottish Reg. Group)

Ian Firth visited the site of the soon to be completed Queensferry Crossing on Tuesday 27 June.

Ian attended to meet Institution members involved in the project and to inspect one of the most crucial structural engineering projects currently underway in the United Kingdom. During his visit he met with David Climie of Transport Scotland (Project Director) and David Millar, Chairman of the Scottish Regional Group of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

When opened the Queensferry Crossing will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world.

Ian said:

“Structural engineers are at the heart of all great infrastructure projects and bridges in particular encapsulate what our profession is all about: transforming the world to improve people’s lives. The Queensferry Crossing will make a huge contribution to delivering quicker, easier journeys over the Forth, and in turn keep the local economy thriving.

‘As innovative design professionals and the guardians of public safety, its structural engineers’ job to design infrastructure that is not only safe, but also every bit as long-lasting, iconic and beautiful as its illustrious neighbouring bridges.

‘It’s no wonder so many of our members have helped to create this magnificent crossing: The Institution of Structural Engineers demands exemplary standards of our members throughout the UK, ensuring that they are at the very forefront of engineering design. Anyone who designs great bridges should certainly be a member of our Institution.

‘Congratulations to all those involved with creating a true landmark for Scotland. We eagerly anticipate its imminent opening.’


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