Video: ‘Eerie’ Forth Road Bridge as cars use Queensferry Crossing

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While much has been made about the Queensferry Crossing and the opening on the first day, the bustling bridge has left an eerie contrast at the Forth Road Bridge.

Normally a hub for commuters at rush hour, our transport correspondant Alastair Dalton visited the Forth Road Bridge, which as of this morning was closed to traffic.

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For the next month, cyclists and those walking will be able to experience the eerie silence of the Forth Road Bridge, while getting a fleeting glimpse of the new Queensferry Crossing.

There have been several delays on the new crossing, with passengers and tourists trying to cross the bridge of the historic first day.

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Traffic has switched between the Queensferry Crossing (left) and the Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Transport Scotland

Traffic has switched between the Queensferry Crossing (left) and the Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Transport Scotland

The 1.7-mile crossing has a projected life of 120 years but could last longer as it has been ‘’designed for maintenance’’ to ensure it runs smoothly for decades.

Video: Queensferry Crossing a smooth ride next to Forth Road Bridge

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