Queensferry Crossing to be officially opened by The Queen

The Queensferry Crossing will be officially opened by The Queen on September 4, exactly 53 years to the day she performed the same duty on the neighbouring Forth Road Bridge.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 4:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:32 pm
The Queensferry Crossing will be officially opened on September 4. Picture: PA

The ceremony will include a welcome address by the First Minister and a blessing by the Moderator of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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The cable-stayed bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday, August 30, before closing on September 2 and 3 to allow members of the public to walk across.

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