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04/03/1890 Scotland's iconic Forth Bridge is opened

Forth Bridge is located west of Edinburgh City Centre. Prince of Wales opened the bridge when he drove in the last rivet. It was gold plated and inscribed. Several new railway connections were built that would use the bridge. By the time of opening, it had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world.


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