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Plan for viewing platform at top of Forth Rail Bridge

27 August 2013 Last updated at 06:44 BST

Plans have been unveiled for a viewing platform at the top of the Forth Bridge to give visitors a "close-up" look at one of Scotland's most famous sights.

Rail chiefs said they hoped the world famous bridge could be open to the public from 2015.

They have released early stage plans for a visitor centre linked by a lift to a viewing platform 330ft (100m) above the sea level on the Fife side.

There could also be guided walks to the top of the tower on the Edinburgh side.

Colin Blane reports.