General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

An excellent name chosen for new Forth Road Bridge

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


OneFootInTheGrave Report 26 Jun 2013 14:42

The new bridge to be built across the Firth of Forth is to be called the Queensferry Crossing.

I think that is quite appropriate as it more or less runs between North Queensferry and South Queensferry - what do you think ?


OneFootInTheGrave Report 26 Jun 2013 16:03

hanks StaffyKnot - amended :-)


Porkie_Pie Report 26 Jun 2013 16:19

OFITG, as StaffyKnot said, I was going to post but decided not to when I read the question was aimed at Scot's

I think the new name is far better than the old Forth road bridge and as you say
Queensferry Crossing is more appropriate,

By the way I always enjoyed my trips to Scotland both as a HGV driver and recreational but not been up north for abt 18 months now and my last trip was to visit a mate who lives on his yacht which is at Port Edgar Marina Queensferry



Graham Report 26 Jun 2013 16:29

I think they should call it the fifth bridge :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 26 Jun 2013 17:14

I used to regularly catch the ferry from North Queensferry to South Queensferry and would have quite a few ;-) between The Hawes Inn and The Stags Head - then last ferry back over the water for a lock in at The Albert Hotel ;-)


KenSE Report 26 Jun 2013 20:04

Surely the trend these days is to name such infrastructure after local celebrities. It should be the Alex Salmond Bridge.


Robert Report 26 Jun 2013 20:11

Queen Margaret Bridge.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 26 Jun 2013 20:20

At last a sensible name though calling it the Forth Road Bridge was just differentiating it from the Forth Bridge. Still as it runs between N. & S. Queensferry an appropriate name. I remember when the first Road Bridge was built, now I'm showing my age.....abt 1960's


KenSE Report 26 Jun 2013 22:09

Should Andy win Wimbledon then it must be renamed "The Andy Murray Bridge".


LadyScozz Report 27 Jun 2013 00:29

Queensferry the most appropriate name.



OneFootInTheGrave Report 27 Jun 2013 07:39

KenSE - who is Alex Salmond ;-)

Robert - Queen Margaret Bridge would have been an appopriate choice as some local historians say that Queensferry takes its name from Saint Margaret who travelled regularly from Dunfermline to Edinburgh from there.


Robert Report 27 Jun 2013 13:07

Queen Elizabeth (but NOT the 1st or the 2nd ) Bridge