Forth Road Bridge in Scotland to be the world’s most expensive bus lane


The old Forth Road Bridge leading to Edinburgh is all set to receive a £112 million ($181.6 million) investment for a programme of improvements spanned over the next 15 years, where the it crosses the expected annual running costs of £5 million ($8.1million). The new crossing will be open to traffic in 2016 and will cost each vehicle about £114 ($184), making it the world’s most expensive bus lane. All the funding for the existing bridge comes from the Scottish government for improvements like cable dehumidification and tower strengthening. Many are opposed to the building of the new bridge owning to the high running costs and the pressure and traffic jams in the new bridge.
[Edinburghnews]

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