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The Bridges Over the Forth by CAMERON McVEAN

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CAMERON McVEAN CAMERON McVEAN
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0.10 Gigapixels
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Date added
Feb 10, 2010
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Feb 10, 2010
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Left is the Forth Road Bridge. When it opened in the early 1960s it was the largest suspension bridge in Europe, and the 4th largest in the world. Now it carries vehicles to/from the Kingdom of Fife into the Edinburgh area.

Right is the very beautiful Forth (rail) Bridge - a testament to Scottish engineering in the Victorian era. Once described as the most overly-engineered structure in the world, it is a potent symbol for the people of Scotland. We love it.
n.b. it is undergoing maintenance work just now, hence the shrouding.

Apolgies to all Giga-Pan folk in the States, but this knocks spots off your Golden Gate Bridge - and before you ask, yes I've crossed them both.


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  1. John Toeppen

    John Toeppen (February 12, 2010, 06:30PM )

    The Oakland Bay Bridge is a classic Deco design. www.gigapan.org/gigapans/27403/ Not all significant structural works are fully appreciated. I am sure that one could dedicate themselves to bridge GigaPans alone and not run out of subjects.

  2. Keith Rodgerson

    Keith Rodgerson (February 12, 2010, 12:17PM )

    If you put Rodgopan Bristol into the search box you'll see our famous Bristol Bridges!! Keith (also a Scot)

  3. John Toeppen

    John Toeppen (February 11, 2010, 03:28PM )

    There is a bridge of a similar design to the GG in Portugal: cruises.about.com/od/europeancruis es/ig/Lisbon-Portugal/lisbon006.htm Will open in
a new tab or window I suppose that it is an icon there too. Impressive engineering usually makes for great GigaPans. We as the photographers get to recognize and shoot the neat stuff that we find. GigaPan photographers have to hange around and and get to enjoy being in the places that we shoot.

  4. CAMERON McVEAN

    CAMERON McVEAN (February 11, 2010, 11:28AM )

    I was of course being slightly tongue in cheek, how can you compare national monuments or icons? - I drove over the Golden Gate in a Chrysler Seabrine(?) with the roof down - magnificent! Only wish it had been a 911

  5. John Toeppen

    John Toeppen (February 11, 2010, 09:35AM )

    You do have a very nice bridge there and it is great that you shared it with us. Those of us that live near the Golden Gate enjoy our bridge that was completed in 1937 after 3 years of construction. www.gigapan.org/gigapans/18716/ If you ever rode in a convertable Porsch across our bridge to head up the coastal highway, you would understand how the location of the Golden Gate is part of its charm.

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