Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth.

They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who stood out from the abundance of greys and blacks in a sky blue Stuart Parvin outfit and matching Angela Kelly hat (the tone of which was reminiscent of the Scottish flag) – cut a ribbon and delivered a speech to mark the opening.

“The Queensferry crossing joins its iconic and historic neighbors to create not only a breathtaking sight across the Firth of Forth, but to provide an important link for so many in this community and the surrounding areas,” Her Majesty said of the new structure, which cost £1.35 billion to construct and is the world’s longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world.

Also attending the opening was the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

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3 Responses to Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  1. Edward C. Stengel says:

    She’s the greatest. If you apply the rules of British monarchy that says you must be 18 years old to be the monarch, on June 13, 2022, Elizabeth 11 will become the longest serving monarch in world history, having served 70 years and 127 days – 1 day longer than the current record of 70 years and 126 days of Rama 1X of Thailand.

  2. Carmen says:


  3. Martin K. Brown says:

    You British are so fortunate to have this exceptional lady as your
    monarch. I’ve been following her journey since she was a teenager in
    London during WWII.

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