Tay Road Bridge lighting

Here are a few photos of the Tay Road Bridge lighting

tay road bridge lighting

The Tay Road Bridge links the city of Dundee with northern Fife. The construction of the bridge cost £6 million and took 3½ years. They used 140,000 tons of concrete, 4,600 tons of mild steel and 8,150 tons of structural steel. There are 42 spans with the two navigational channels closer to Fife marked by green, yellow and red lights near water level.

The bridge has some unusual features. It slopes from 9.75 metres above sea level in Dundee to 38.1 metres in Fife. The pedestrian walkway is in the centre of the bridge, which is a slightly higher level than the carriageways on either side. The Tay Road Bridge opened in 1966. Before that, ferries carried cars and passengers across the Tay.

The bridge is 2,250 metres long. It is one of the longest road bridges in Europe. During the strongest winter storms, the bridge is closed, resulting in a 50-mile detour via Perth.

The Tay Road Bridge links the city of Dundee with northern Fife. The construction of the bridge cost £6 million and took 3½ years. They used 140,000 tons of concrete, 4,600 tons of mild steel and 8,150 tons of structural steel. There are 42 spans with the two navigational channels closer to Fife marked by green, yellow and red lights near water level.

The bridge has some unusual features. It slopes from 9.75 metres above sea level in Dundee to 38.1 metres in Fife. The pedestrian walkway is in the centre of the bridge, which is a slightly higher level than the carriageways on either side. The Tay Road Bridge opened in 1966. Before that, ferries carried cars and passengers across the Tay.

The bridge is 2,250 metres long. It is one of the longest road bridges in Europe. During the strongest winter storms, the bridge is closed, resulting in a 50-mile detour via Perth.

Tay Road Bridge night

The Tay Road Bridge is made of concrete and steel. It may not seem like the most photogenic piece of infrastructure. But it looks much better at night, especially on calm nights when the River Tay reflects the bright lights of Dundee and the bridge.

Tay Road Bridge night
Long exposures enhance the reflections and the light trails of traffic.
Tay Road Bridge reflected

When the wind and tide allow, the reflections are amazing.

Tay Road Bridge Dundee

A higher elevation gives a different view of traffic crossing the bridge.

Traffic on Tay Road Bridge

The central walkway for cyclists and pedestrians is visible in this image.

Moon and Tay Road Bridge

The Tay Road Bridge on the Dundee side is 9.75 metres above sea level.

Tay Road Bridge reflected

Whereas on the Fife side the bridge is 38.1 metres above sea level. On this evening, low clouds reflected the lights of Dundee back to the River Tay.

Tay Road Bridge fog

A surreal view of the bridge on a foggy evening.

Moon and Tay Road Bridge
Moonrise over the bridge.
Tay Road Bridge and V&A Design Museum

The bridge and the illuminated V&A Design Museum behind.

Tay Road Bridge reflected

On very calm evening even the light trails are reflected in the River Tay.

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