Forth Road Bridge – Edinburgh


Architect: Freeman Fox & Partners and Messrs Mott, Hay & Anderson
Construction: ACD Bridge Company Ltd
Maintained: Forth Estuary Transport Authority
Airspace Protection Lighting: High Intensity ICAO Type A


Height: 156m
Total Length: 2.5km – 1.5miles
Design: Cable Stayed
CEL Aviation Lighting: CEL-HI-200KW

The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Forth Estuary, connecting Edinburgh to Queensferry. The bridge opened in 1964 and was the largest suspension bridge in the world outside of the US.

The Forth Road Bridge at 156m was captured by Edinburgh Airport for their aviation safeguarding concerns and in 2008 was refitted with 2no CEL Medium Intensity Type A white aviation lights. The lighting has been positioned at both North and South Towers to provide an omni-directional lighting coverage at the highest level.

Lighthead controllers for fault monitoring, photocell to change intensity from day mode to night mode and external GPS receivers to synchronise the flashing aviation warning lights.

All aviation fittings are constructed with marine grade chassis and end parts are A316 stainless steel components.