A leading civil engineer has proposed a method of constructing a tunnel on the Firth of Forth seabed that could prove a considerably cheaper replacement for the
John Carson, former head of Miller Civil Engineering has suggested that his plan to build concrete tubes on the dock and lower them to the seabed would be a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to traffic congestion than the road-and-rail bridge currently favoured by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA).
The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has leant its support to the idea of creating an “immersed tube” running between the Capital and
No decision has been made on a new crossing, but the existing
Carson, who has more than 30 years’ engineering experience and was involved in the construction of the
The cost of a new bridge has been put at between £500 million and £1 billion, while Carson claims a “tube tunnel” would cost about £600 million.