Bridge not yet truly complete
Sir, - I don’t recall the old Forth Bridge closing for ‘snagging’ in 1964.
In those days faults were fixed before major constructions entered service.
The old girl’s five day comeback as the southbound crossing is only possible because of the £112m and £5m p.a. spent on its new role as ‘the world’s most expensive bus lane’ (aka breakdown insurance) for 300 public service vehicles a day.
Perhaps ‘Forth Crossing South’ and ‘Forth Crossing North’ should be permanent arrangements.
Embarrassing for Humza Yousaf perhaps, but the costs are already covered, it would double capacity, speed up traffic, half wear and tear and double the lifespan of both bridges.
Simples! Allan Sutherland. 1 Willow Row, Stonehaven.