SINCE THE Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth opened there have been 20 occasions when the Forth Road Bridge would have had to close to high sided vehicles due to high winds, confirmed Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson.

‘Even though it’s only around 17 months since the Queensferry Crossing opened, it’s easy to forget the frequent and often severe disruption that we witnessed in the past on the Forth Road Bridge.

‘The wind shielding on the Queensferry Crossing is doing exactly what it was intended to do and this improved reliability is delivering benefits for the economy, businesses and commuters.