Pub­lic fes­ti­val could bridge gap be­tween sup­ply and de­mand

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Backing Mr Fraser, Mid Scot­land and Fife Con­ser­va­tive MSP Alexan­der Ste­wart, pic­tured, said the Queens­ferry Cross­ing could go one fur­ther – and have a pub­lic fes­ti­val ev­ery year.

“Ban­ning traf­fic from all or part of bridges for an­nual walks is al­ready pop­u­lar in the United States and in­deed this al­ready hap­pens for events such as the an­nual Mack­inac Bridge Walk in Michi­gan, which has been held for nearly 60 years and at­tracts around 65,000 peo­ple.

“So it is clear that a sim­i­lar event could prove im­mensely pop­u­lar here as well.”

He added that San Fran­cisco’s Golden Gate Bridge was closed to ve­hi­cles for a day in 1987 to cel­e­brate its 50th an­niver­sary, at­tract­ing around 250,000 peo­ple from orig­i­nal es­ti­mates of just 50,000.

Fin­ish­ing work on the new bridge.

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