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Firth of Tay Road Bridge

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General Information

Structural Type: Haunched girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1966
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Newport-on-Tay, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
  • Tay River
Near Firth of Tay Bridge (1887)

Technical Information


total length 2 250 m
height above valley floor or water 9.7 - 38 m


cost of construction Pound sterling 6 000 000


piers reinforced concrete
deck slab reinforced concrete
girders steel


18 August 1966

Opened by Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother.


A 15.5m (51 feet) high obelisk at the Fife end of the bridge commemorates Willie Logan (1913-66), director of the construction company, Robert Lyle, former town clerk of Dundee, and five men who died while the bridge was being built.

A temporary piled jetty was used for the full length of the bridge during construction.


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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20002795
Created: 27/01/2002
Last Updated: 22/07/2014