Iconic, historic and dynamic, Scotland’s Forth Bridges are a wonder of the modern world. Towering side by side over the Firth of Forth, these structures represent the pinnacle of engineering from three centuries.
Go Forth and Explore is a location-based mobile application developed using archival photographic content from the National Records of Scotland & other sources.
The Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation LLP (a partnership between Historic Environment Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art) has worked with Transport Scotland and other partners to digitally document the bridges over the Forth, using cutting-edge laser scanning technologies and 360° panoramic photography. The 3D laser scan data was developed into photorealistic virtual 3D models of the Bridges and further extended into Educational materials for use by Scottish schools in a series of digital learning applications.
The app is part of a project carried out for;
View archival images based on your location alongside the Forth Bridges.
Whilst visiting popular locations around the Forth Bridges the app will trigger historic images of the Forth and Forth Road Bridges when they were under construction.
The locations are;
Beneath North Queensferry Tower
The waterfront at North Queensferry
The Lighthouse at North Queensferry
The North end of the Forth Road Bridge towards Queensferry
The Forth Bridge from the Forth Road Bridge
From South Queensferry
From the Contact and Education Centre Viewing Platform, South Queensferry
From the Waterfront, South Queensferry
From Howes Pier, South Queensferry