Queensferry Crossing: Edinburgh Road Policing working at Forth Road Bridge to prevent prohibited vehicles crossing

Road policing stopped five vehicles trying to cross the Forth Road Bridge before 8am

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 8:03 am

Edinburgh Road Police are in place at the Forth Road Bridge today to prevent prohibited vehicles from crossing while the Queensferry Crossing is closed.

Since the Queensferry Crossing opened, the Forth Road Bridge has been a public transport corridor, meaning general traffic (cars and HGVs) cannot cross.

Buses and taxis are permitted to cross the Forth Road Bridge.

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As a result of the bridge closure motorists were warned to brace for major disruption, with a 34-mile diversion required for those travelling by car between Fife and Edinburgh.

Drivers travelling southbound have been advised to divert via the A985 to the Kincardine Bridge and the M9.

The Queensferry Crossing remains closed to motorists this morning

Commuters will also be able to cross the Clackmannshire Bridge by following the same route.

Those travelling northbound should follow the same directions in reverse.

ScotRail are running extra services across the Forth Rail Bridge and Stagecoach are also running extra buses over the Forth Road Bridge.