Public festival could bridge gap between supply and demand
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.