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The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

THE first of an es­ti­mated 24 mil­lion ve­hi­cles a year will cross Scot­land’s spec­tac­u­lar new bridge this week.

Link­ing the Loth­i­ans and Fife, the new £1.35 bil­lion Queensferry Cross­ing is the long­est three­tower, ca­ble-stayed bridge in the world.

But when ve­hi­cles are fi­nally given the green light to cross in the early hours of Wed­nes­day it will be a fairly low-key af­fair.

At some point dur­ing the night, when traf­fic is “at its qui­etest”, bar­ri­ers will be lifted – all in a bid to de­ter “wacky rac­ers” com­pet­ing to be the first to cross.

The Queen will of­fi­cially open the cross­ing on Septem­ber 4.

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