Review call on overseas bridge deals

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A REVIEW has been called for amid further criticism of the awarding of contracts for the new Forth crossing which have been handed to foreign firms.

Companies in Germany, Spain, Poland and Ireland have been awarded deals to help build the road bridge, it was reported today.

Now documents released by Transport Scotland show seven more sub-contracts have left Scotland, on top of three steel sub-contracts previously awarded.

The latest move has led to fresh calls for a review of how the construction project is being handled, with some critics blasting Alex Salmond for failing Scottish workers.

Labour infrastructure spokesman Richard Baker said: “Not only have Scottish firms been left out of the high-value contracts for the Forth crossing, we are being denied the breadcrumbs from the table.”