Shortlist of names for replacement Forth crossing revealed


30 April 2013
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Transport Scotland has revealed a shortlist of names for the new Forth Replacement Crossing which will open in 2016. ...

Transport Scotland has revealed a shortlist of names for the new Forth Replacement Crossing which will open in 2016.

More than 7,500 votes were recorded at the 'Name the Bridge website' - which have been narrowed down to a shortlist of five, with the public being asked to vote for an overall winner by 7 June.

 

The shortlist is as follows:

 

  • Caledonia Bridge
  • Firth of Forth Crossing
  • Queensferry Crossing
  • Saltire Crossing
  • Saint Margaret's Crossing

 

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: 'The Forth Replacement Crossing is the biggest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation. This hugely significant work is vital for the future of the nation's economy and the naming process has clearly captured the imagination of the public across all walks of life.

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'The Forth Bridge was constructed in the 19th century, the Forth Road Bridge in the 20th century and now we are building a new crossing for the 21st century. I would encourage the public to continue to play their part and make the eventual winner a popular and fair choice by getting involved in the final vote.

'It is important this process is as inclusive and representative as possible. This innovative naming procedure has recently attracted international interest and praise for engaging so many people and other countries are keen to learn from our example. I would like to thank those involved and, in particular, the panel members for their time and careful deliberation in drawing together the shortlist.

'We are determined this project will leave a positive legacy. There are a number of different ways to cast your vote - so there's no excuse for not getting involved.

To cast your vote, visit the Name the Bridge website.

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