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New 3D digital project for Forth bridges announced by First Minister

Alex Salmond
Image caption The work was announced by the First Minister Alex Salmond during a visit to South Queensferry earlier

A new 3D digital project for the Forth Bridges has been awarded £300,000 of funding from the Scottish government.

Historic Scotland and Glasgow School of Art will see the three bridges digitally mapped, scanned and recorded using laser technology.

The work was announced by the First Minister Alex Salmond during a visit to South Queensferry earlier.

It is hoped it will protect and conserve design history spanning three centuries.

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