S4M-15246: Reopening of Forth Bridge

23 Dec 2015

That the Parliament notes what it sees as the highly encouraging news that the Forth Road Bridge has reopened after 19 days of closure; appreciates what it considers the sterling work performed by engineers and other staff in recent weeks, which has resulted in the reopening some 13 days ahead of schedule; understands, however, the disappointment that heavy good vehicles over 7.5 tonnes will not be able to use the bridge until further work is completed, hopefully around mid-February 2016; further appreciates the work of the various public transport operators in expanding services in recent weeks to cope with the extra demand, and thanks everyone involved for the what it sees as the huge amount of effort that they have put into this crucially important operation despite challenging weather conditions.