Events and activities at the Forth Road Bridge celebrations on Saturday 18th

This Saturday sees a range of events, entertainment and activities at the Forth Road Bridge, to mark the end of the 2011 Forth Bridge Open Week, which featured several days of an exhibition of the bridge’s history, plus fundraising for charity.

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Saturday 18 June

The programme:

  • A 1964 vintage bus will run trips across the bridge every half hour.
  • Two miniature buses and a miniature fire engine will provide rides in the car park for children.
  • George McPhie & Sons, from Linlithgow, will provide live demonstrations every hour of the recovery of an overturned tanker.
  • Mines Rescue, from Crossgates, Fife, will provide live demonstrations of rescuing an individual from a confined space.
  • A range of the Authority’s vehicles will be on display and members of the public will be able to view the bridges from height on the Authority’s Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP).
  • Fishers Tours will provide a free shuttle service to North Queensferry to allow visitors to take advantage of discounted boat trips on the Forth Belle.
  • A bouncy castle and face-painting will be available for kids.
  • The drum band Resonate, from Kirkcaldy, will perform at the event.
  • Almost 300 members of the public will tour the bridge by minibus over the course of the day (fully booked)

Admission is free – members of the public will be invited to make a donation to charity instead.

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Get onto the brown line of the Innertube Map at Balbirnie Place, and take it all the way to Dalmeny Estate East. From there you’ll have to share the road with traffic to get to the bridges, but it’s not far.

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