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» Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) (more..)
» HST (more..)
» South Queensferry 
» Edinburgh, United Kingdom (more..)
» September 02, 2007
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» 43xxx (more..)
» n/a (more..)
» Dave Edmondston (more..)
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The Forth Bridge at night. The streak of light on the bridge is an Aberdeen-London service. The bridge connects Scotland's capital Edinburgh with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. It is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in length, and the double track is elevated 46 m (approx. 150 ft) above high tide. At its peak, approximately 4,600 workers were employed in its construction. Initially, it was recorded that 57 lives were lost; however, after extensive research by local historians, the figure has been revised upwards to 98. Eight men were saved by boats positioned in the river under the working areas. In Alan Turing's most famous paper about artificial intelligence, one of the challenges put to the subject of an imagined Turing test is "Please write me a sonnet on the subject of the Forth Bridge". The test subject in Turing's paper answers, "Count me out on this one. I never could write poetry". The Kincaid Rail bridge in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is based on this bridge. The designer, Rockstar North, is based in Edinburgh. (Thanks to Wikipedia for the facts and trivia)
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