Queensferry Crossing to open on August 30

Written by Kate Shannon on 20 June 2017 in News

The bridge will then close temporarily to allow the public a “once in a lifetime” chance to walk over the new bridge

Queensferry Crossing: Picture credit - greenzowie/Flickr

The Queensferry Crossing will open to traffic on August 30.

The bridge will then close temporarily to allow the public a "once in a lifetime" chance to walk over the new bridge on September 2 and 3.


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A ballot will be organised to allocate the 50,000 places.

Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm the Queensferry Crossing will open August 30, 2017.

“The bridge will be used by vehicles up to September 1, before closing to allow the public the chance to walk across it as part of the Queensferry Crossing Experience on September 2 and 3.  

“This experience will allow for up to 50,000 people to have the once in a lifetime chance to walk across the Queensferry Crossing before it becomes a motorway with no pedestrian access.

“In order to manage access to the bridge there will be a ballot to decide who will have this unique opportunity to be one of the 50,000 people. I would encourage as many people as possible to enter and take part.

“The ballot will open from 9am on Tuesday June 20 until noon on July 5.”

To enter the ballot people should visit the Queensferry Crossing Experience

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