So, the clever people at the Foreign office put this picture on Twitter with the above text.
Clearly, they are talking about the new bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, which as you can see, wasn’t even started when this photograph was taken. The bridge in the forefront of this picture is, as we all know, the rail bridge. It was opened in 1890. It is a single cantilever, the second longest in the world after the Pont de Québec spanning the Hudson between Sainte Foy and Lévis in Canada.
Just why the Foreign Office chose that picture is rather beyond me. A computer generated image of the future bridge would surely have been a better idea. And, some of us might question why they seem so proud of a bridge that they had nothing to do with designing, building or indeed funding.
It’s also worth a little chuckle that they designated its length in the hated kilometres of the hated EU. Weird that!
But don’t worry about their lack of knowledge, my Twitter mate, “Taylor” put them right in his own inimitable way!
@foreignoffice you didn’t design, nor did you have anything to do with the funding of it. *AND* that’s the wrong fucking bridge ya nugget.