Queensferry Crossing: Queues and delays on bridge's opening day

Drivers hoping to use the new Queensferry Crossing have been warned to expect lengthy delays.

Wednesday, 30th August 2017, 9:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:17 pm
Queensferry Crossing has suffered from traffic delays. Picture: TSPL

North of the new £1.35bn crossing, - which opened to traffic today - motorists reported tailbacks on all approach roads with queues on the M90 queuing from J3.

Earlier a breakdown on the southbound hard shoulder of the new crossing caused mild congestion before it was cleared.

Traffic Scotland have advised travellers to expect long delays.

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The Queensferry Crossing’s opening was met with a loud welcome as motorists drove over it for the first time earlier in the day.

Shortly before 2am, northbound traffic was diverted from the older Forth Road Bridge to the new structure.

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Queensferry Crossing illuminated to mark handover of bridge
Queensferry Crossing has suffered from traffic delays. Picture: TSPL
Queensferry Crossing has suffered from traffic delays. Picture: TSPL