Bridge not yet truly com­plete

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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