The website has been set up by Transport Scotland and Amey in response to over 30 Freedom of Information requests since the closure of the Forth Road Bridge on 4 December 2015. Following Phase 1 repairs the Forth Road Bridge reopened to vehicles not exceeding 7.5 tonnes in weight and buses on 23 December 2015, and following Phase 2 Repairs to all vehicles up to 44 tonnes, and escorted abnormal loads up to 150 tonnes on 20 February 2016.
The Forth Road Bridge has been in operation since 1964. Up until 2001 the Forth Road Bridge was managed by the Forth Road Bridge Joint Board (FRBJB). From 2001 it was operated and maintained by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA), a group comprising members of the Local Authorities of City of Edinburgh, Fife, Perth & Kinross and West Lothian. On 1st June 2015, the Forth Road Bridge became part of the Trunk road network (Forth Bridges Unit) and the operation and maintenance passed to the Forth Bridges Operating Company (FBOC) Amey through a process of competitive tendering.
The information is published in the following categories: -
Forth Road Bridge Freedom of Information category listing
Contingency and End of Life Plans
The current Amey Contingency plans. There are currently no End of Life Plans in place.
Amey and FETA Inspection records including Truss End Link Inspections.
Truss End Links
This includes reports on Truss End Links and documents in relation to the cancellation of 2010 consultancy contract.
Funding and Expenditure
This includes grant letters, FETA annual accounts and other financial matters.
Minutes of Meetings
Minutes of Meetings between Transport Scotland and FETA.