Corroded cables prompt Forth Road Bridge review
Scotland's transport minister Tavish Scott has commissioned an independent assessment into initial findings showing some corroded cables on the Forth Road Bridge. The initial assessment had been carried out by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA). "It is now clear there is indeed some corrosion and further work will now continue into the extent and possible remedial action," said Scott. "I have asked for an independent assessment of FETA's emerging findings and a full engineering technical study into the condition of the bridge cables." He stressed that the bridge was safe and able to carry traffic.