No 28 of 2014 03 September 2014
NOTICE TO MARINERS
FIRTH OF FORTH
FORTH BRIDGES FESTIVAL – FIREWORKS
SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014
On Saturday the 13th September 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Forth Road Bridge, a Torchlight Precession will cross the bridge which will be expected to comprise of approximately 2000 burning-torch-bearing participants on foot. This will culminate in a short firework display, which will be rigged along the full length of the bridge. The firework display is scheduled to commence at 22:06 and last approximately 8 minutes.
A river closure will be implemented at the Forth Road Bridge between 20:00 & 22:30. As a measure of prudence against the potential of falling debris, this will be augmented by event organiser safety boat cover (x3), monitoring an exclusion zone either side of the bridge as follows:
20:00 – 21:30 Torchlight Precession 50m exclusion either side of Road Bridge
22:00 – 22:30 Firework Display 500m exclusion either side of Road Bridge
Further information is available from the Forth Road Bridge Control Room on 0131 319 3083.
Status of previously published notices:
No 26 of 2009
No 14 of 2011
Nos 7, 26, 33, 41 and 42 of 2013
Nos 2, 4, 13, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 27 of 2014
Chief Harbour Master