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Old 26-08-17, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default forth road bridge/queensferry crossing

New bridge opens 30th August.


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Old 26-08-17, 07:58 PM   #2
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if the new bridge is to be made motorway then i would presume it will have a hard shoulder. how are learner drivers to get to Edinburgh especially motorcyclists who rely on the bike for work until they can pass their test. with the old bridge the motorway did not start until J1 which allowed learner drivers access to the bridge.

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Old 26-08-17, 08:31 PM   #3
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I don't see the point of opening it for 2 days then closing it again.

I'm glad it's a 70mph though!


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if the new bridge is to be made motorway then i would presume it will have a hard shoulder. how are learner drivers to get to Edinburgh especially motorcyclists who rely on the bike for work until they can pass their test. with the old bridge the motorway did not start until J1 which allowed learner drivers access to the bridge.

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As a consequence of the motorway status of the bridge, motorcycles with an engine capacity less than 50cc will not be permitted on the Queensferry Crossing. Learner riders with a Compulsory Basic Training certificate will be allowed to use the existing Forth Road Bridge on motorcycles, displaying "L-plates" with an engine capacity of less than 50cc. Those wishing to cross the Forth Replacement Bridge on a motorcycle with an engine capacity of 50cc or greater will have to ensure that they are in possession of a full licence.
So, less than 50cc are not allowed unless they have L plates. Am I reading that right?
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Old 26-08-17, 08:50 PM   #4
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i just sent an email to the MSP asking about the issue.

no 50cc, horse drawn carriage or pedestrians on the new bridge as motorway restrictions apply.

what about car learner drivers. a loooot of learners from Edin use the KDY test centre.

bets they make all learner drivers use the forth bridge. i also asked about horse drawn carriage and such as there were no restrictions before J1 which meant that anybody could cross the forth bridge.
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Old 26-08-17, 09:24 PM   #5
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the traffic on the the M8 onto edinburgh bypass (Hermiston gate) is going to be mayhem. its a joke as it is never mind bottlenecking all the new bridge traffic onto it.
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Old 28-08-17, 01:24 PM   #6
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looks like the new crossing isnt becoming a motorway until October/November, so presumably its available for use for learners etc until then? presumably after that the forth bridge will be available for "non-motorway traffic"
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Old 31-08-17, 06:19 PM   #7
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well the new bridge is a furkkkking nightmare. i have just spent 3hrs in tailbacks from pretty much newbridge.

they have done exactly the same as the old bridge and got a slip from the roundabout into 2 lanes just before you cross the bridge when they could have merged it further back. tailbacks going other way right up to the dunfermline junction.

furkkking disaster and i'm glad i dont have to cross the thing every day.
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well the new bridge is a furkkkking nightmare. i have just spent 3hrs in tailbacks from pretty much newbridge.

they have done exactly the same as the old bridge and got a slip from the roundabout into 2 lanes just before you cross the bridge when they could have merged it further back. tailbacks going other way right up to the dunfermline junction.

furkkking disaster and i'm glad i dont have to cross the thing every day.
didn't you just filter past it all? or were you in the car?

not actually ventured down that way yet, might be heading to Glenrothes on Sat on the bike, but the new bridge is closed at the weekend anyway.
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So coming north for the GM do I or don't I?.
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Old 02-09-17, 08:09 PM   #10
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So coming north for the GM do I or don't I?.
you can filter on the bike so yes. i noticed that 99% of car drivers are leaving a big nice gap up the centre to let bikes filter
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