The Queensferry Crossing story begins

Major infrastructure projects don't appear overnight, but there can't be many projects on the scale of the Queensferry Crossing that have gone from first steps to completion in under 10 years.

After Transport Scotland spent over three years designing, procuring and managing the project through to approval by the Scottish Parliament, contractors arrived on site in the summer of 2011. But there was lots to be done before a bridge would start to appear.

Find out more about the vital preparation work that went into the Queensferry Crossing - click on the video below to hear John Brown, Maggie Paterson and Steve Deykin talk through the planning and activity required to get the iconic project underway.

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