Tay Road Bridge marks 50th anniversary
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Tay Road Bridge marks 50th anniversary of its opening

The Tay Road Bridge officially opened on 18 August 1966 and provided a direct road link between Dundee and Fife.

Its opening signalled the end of the Fifie ferries which had been used to transport people and vehicles across the River Tay.

Five men had died during the three-year-construction of the 1.5 mile (2.4km) steel structure.

Bridge manager Alan Hutchison has said that with regular maintenance, the now toll-free bridge, should last forever.

  • 18 Aug 2016