Lighting Civic & Historical Properties: Forth Bridge

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The North Tower and three massive cantilevers
Photo: Douglas A. Salin
Completed in 1890, The Forth Bridge was the world’s first all-steel bridge, and the longest cantilevered one. Even today, it remains the second-longest cantilever ever built, and stands as a monument to the material, ingenuity, labor and purpose that combined to create it. Accordingly, RDLD created lighting designs that celebrate and honor the span and those individuals who constructed it.

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The design allowed every fixture to be accessible by foot. No special equipment is required
Photo: Douglas A. Salin
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The 1.5 mile all-steel span of "Forth Bridge Red" is illuminated in flattering color
Photo: Douglas A. Salin
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The complex inner workings of the 12' tube and girder system
Photo: Douglas A. Salin
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The bridge and new lighting also are enjoyed from landside at a favorite parking spot
Photo: Douglas A. Salin
2002 - Award of Excellence, International Illumination Design Awards; IES