Contractors building the new Forth Road Bridge have paid tribute to the "heroes" who worked on the existing crossing.
Contractors building the new Forth Road Bridge have paid tribute to the \"heroes\" who worked on the existing crossing.
LINKed BY HISTORY: Veterans who helped build the Forth Road Bridge were invited by the team behind the new crossing to learn about the challenges involved in its construction. Raemond Hay, top right, holds a picture of himself at 19 standing atop the South Tower, and images from the 1960s illustrate the dangers the workers faced. Main picture: Steve Cox CROSSING A GENERATION: Raemond Hay holds a picture of himself at 19 standing atop the South Tower and, right, the Forth Road Bridge when it was being built.
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The men who built the first road bridge in the 1960s worked under comparatively light health and safety regulations, using building techniques unseen anywhere outside the US at the time.
Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors (FCBC) said there was much to learn from the bridge veterans, and has pledged to maintain a relationship with them as the new crossing takes shape.
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