Forth Bridge, Scotland
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 9 miles west of central Edinburgh. It was opened on 4 March 1890, and spans a total length of 8,296 feet.
It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge, although it has been called the "Forth Bridge" since its construction, and was for over seventy years the sole claimant to this name.
The 39 Steps (1935)
Cornered by the police on the Flying Scotsman train, Richard Hannay jumps from the train and hides on the bridge. The final shot of the bridge in The 39 Steps was filmed from the riverside road to the east of the bridge at South Queensferry.
The use of the bridge in the film is an artistic licence, as the bridge is north of Edinburgh and not on the route of the Flying Scotsman.
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