After a short speech under the bridge’s north tower, Nicola Sturgeon started the light display across the £1.35 billion crossing to mark the handover from the contractors to the Scottish Government.

The Queensferry Crossing has been illuminated by a light show to mark the symbolic handover of the new bridge to the Scottish Government .

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took part in a procession of vintage, modern and electric vehicles across the bridge and thanked workers for their efforts before she switched on the lights on Monday night.

The bridge was plunged into darkness before the procession of around 20 vehicles carrying made its way across.

After a short speech under the bridge’s north tower, Sturgeon started the light display across the £1.35 billion crossing to mark the handover from the contractors to the Scottish Government.

It will open to traffic on Wednesday, joining the Forth road and rail bridges connecting Edinburgh and Fife.

Other guests at the handover ceremony included veteran workers who helped build the Forth Road Bridge, local schoolchildren and contractors to celebrate the “past, present and future” of engineering across the Firth of Forth.

Source: Daily Record

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