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Arup JV scoops £100m Forth Bridge Contract

An Arup/Jacobs joint venture has secured a £100 million contract to design and project manage the construction of a new bridge across the River Forth for Transport Scotland.

The cable-stayed bridge will replace the existing Forth Road Bridge which is over 40 years old. The crossing is deemed a vital link for the economies of Fife, Edinburgh and the East coast of Scotland in a study of the areas future transportation needs.

The contract is said to be one of the biggest transport consulting deals ever awarded in Scotland with the overall project carrying a £4.2 billion price tag.

The JV team also includes Flint & Neill Partnership, Dissing & Weitling and EC Harris.

Jacobs vice president Michael Higgins said: “We are delighted that our joint venture with Arup will play a central role in the delivery of the new Forth Bridge, the most exciting and significant transport project planned for Scotland in the 21st century.

“The project will deliver a key element of the country’s future transportation infrastructure and one which will provide a range of benefits for both the local economy and for the wider community in Scotland.”