The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth will open to traffic on 30 August it was announced today.
However the new £1.35bn bridge will then close just two days later to give the public a “once in a lifetime” chance to walk over it on the 2nd and 3rd September.
The bridge will transition to a motorway once the final public transport links to the north of the Forth Road Bridge are completed.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown said: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm the Queensferry Crossing will open 30 August 2017.
“The bridge will be used by vehicles up to 1 September, before closing to allow the public the chance to walk across it as part of the Queensferry Crossing Experience on 2 and 3 September.
“This Queensferry Crossing 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.”
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