Could the Forth Bridge be the next UNESCO World Heritage Site?

The Forth Bridge, Scotland’s most iconic bridge is in contention to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. The bridge was designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker. The bridge was built in 1882 using 54,000 tonnes of steel and an estimated 6.5 million rivets. It took eight years to complete and cost £3.2 million which is equivalent to £235 million in today’s money. The bridge was shortlisted earlier this year and a decision will be made in 2015 to decide whether the bridge should be awarded the honour of joining other great sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. Scotland is already home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Antonine Wall, the island ofSt Kilda, New Lanark, the Neolithic remains on Orkney and Edinburgh’s Old and New towns.