New Forth Bridge names shortlist is up, surely STW could improve on it.

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  • legend
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    They’re not actually as bad as I expected, Saltire crossing’s a bit cheesy though – I expect that’s what the SNP will push for!

    I shudder to think of how much ££ they’re spending on choosing the name though….

    organic355
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    I liked “The back ‘n’ Forth”

    or “shouldabeenatunnel”

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    What’s wrong with “Fifth Bridge”?

    Pigface
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    The go forth over the Forth bridge

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    If it’s the firth of forth then expect some sign painting to be done later

    messiah
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    May the Forth be with you.

    or

    The Forth is strong in this one.

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    Colin? Colin the Bridge is a great name

    user-removed
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    FB3 would do me fine. But I’m not a poetical type.

    Premier Icon paladin
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    No doubt they’ll close it soon after its built to install tollbooths at huge expense

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    The Third Firth of Forth 2 Fife bridge

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Or……..

    “The Lady Margaret Thatcher memorial bridge and poll tax monument.”

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The Forth II. Or 42 for short.

    glupton1976
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    The fifth forth bridge.

    whattyre
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    binners – Member
    Colin? Colin the Bridge is a great name

    I work with someone called Colin Bridge

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    maccruiskeen – Member
    Or……..
    “The Lady Margaret Thatcher memorial bridge and poll tax monument.”

    I think they’ve already go that covered with –

    St Margaret’s Crossing

    😉

    Premier Icon hatter
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    Surely someone’s suggested this:

    STATO
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    ‘I work with someone called Colin Bridge’

    I think thats a bit to long for a bridge name…

    Premier Icon TP
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    I like the provate eye suggestion of the First Third Forth Crossing.

    Vinte
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    The Gordon Strachan Bridge

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    STATO – Member
    ‘I work with someone called Colin Bridge’
    I think thats a bit to long for a bridge

    Why not, it’s quite a long bridge

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Maybe they could extend the bridge straight over the top of fife and touchdown somewhere north of Dundee and call it “a bridge too Forfar”

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    iain1775 wrote:

    STATO – Member
    ‘I work with someone called Colin Bridge’
    I think thats a bit to long for a bridge
    Why not, it’s quite a long bridge

    Nah – you can’t call it that. Longbridge is in Birmingham.

    andrewh
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    Anyone heading from Lothian to Angus will probably just call it The Stirling Bypass.
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    bit obscure, but The Hovercraft Replacement Structure? What became of the hovercraft anyway?

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    Salmond’s Folly?

    kcr
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    “The Bridge of Shame”

    we are building a new crossing for the 21st century

    … which has no access for pedestrians or cyclists. I think that’s just embarrassing for one of the highest profile civil engineering projects in the country, and shows how serious the Scottish government’s commitment to promoting cycling really is. I still can’t believe they can get away with not making a major piece of transport infrastructure like this multi modal, as a cost cutting measure.

    They are keeping the old bridge open for public transport and bikes, but anyone who cycles that regularly will know how often it is closed due to “high” winds. The new bridge, of course, will be designed to allow motorised transport to continue to cross in severe weather.

    I see that a lot of people were suggesting that Chris Hoy should be chosen to open the new bridge. That’s a great idea, and he could even ride a bike across after he cuts the ribbon…oh, hang on a minute….

    Boba Fatt
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    … which has no access for pedestrians or cyclists.

    Can’t they still use the old one?

    They are keeping the old bridge open for public transport and bikes

    They can

    b r
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    Transport Minister Keith Brown said the new bridge was the biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation.

    Its £790m, so does that mean the Trams are not now due to deliver until the ‘next’ generation? 😉

    bloodynora
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    The ‘East Fife Five-Forfar Four’ bridge has a ring to it

    zokes
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    They are keeping the old bridge open for public transport and bikes

    And when it becomes too unsafe (which is why they’re building the fifth bridge)???

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    Mark wrote:

    And when it becomes too unsafe (which is why they’re building the fifth bridge)???

    The reduction in excess traffic, along with some ongoing remedial work, will extend the lifespan of the existing bridge to some far-off point in the future.

    And FWIW, it’s not the fifth forth bridge

    gordimhor
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    The Fife flyer 🙂

    zokes
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    The reduction in excess traffic, along with some ongoing remedial work, will extend the lifespan of the existing bridge to some far-off point in the future.

    That’s good. How do they stop the cables slowly fraying then?

    And FWIW, it’s not the fifth forth bridge

    So it’s the Forth fifth bridge?

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    Mark wrote:

    That’s good. How do they stop the cables slowly fraying then?

    The problem is corrosion in the mass of cables making up the major load-bearing structure. They’ve been splitting the “core” apart then blowing air through them to dry them out. This is, apparently, doing the trick.

    There is a debate about how necessary the new bridge is given the success of these repairs but of course we’d have not known how it was going until very recently and if the prognosis was poor it would have been too late to start on a new bridge before the existing bridge had to be closed.

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