Hyslop Attends Official Opening of Queensferry Crossing
Local Linlithgow MSP, Fiona Hyslop, has attended the official opening of the new Queensferry Crossing. The ceremony which took place on Monday 4th September was officially opened by the Queen – exactly 53 years to the day from when she opened the Forth Road Bridge.
“I am immensely proud to be part of today’s celebrations to mark the official opening of the new Queensferry Crossing.
“I want to take this opportunity to praise the many workers and staff who have worked tirelessly to build this iconic bridge, the highest bridge in the UK and world’s longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge.
“I recall the controversy surrounding the decision by the first SNP Government to have the bridge built back in late 2007 and now we can see that it is not only a reliable and improved transport link, it will also generate tourism opportunities for those wanting to see our three bridges constructed over three centuries.
“September 4th marks an important moment in history and allows Scotland to be seen as a nation of pioneering innovation, design and engineering. The new Queensferry Crossing is an awe inspiring structure that will be enjoyed by generations of Scots and visitors in the years ahead.”