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Forth road bridge probe launched

Scottish transport minister Tavish Scott has ordered an investigations into an initial assessment that some cables on the Forth Road Bridge have corroded.
The Forth Estuary Transport Authority carried out an assessment and now a second investigation will look out how serious the corrosion is and what remedial action should be taken.

Mr Scott said: ''I have asked for an independent assessment of FETA's emerging findings and a full engineering technical study into the condition of the bridge cables.

'I want to emphasise that the bridge is safe and will continue to carry traffic. These are emerging findings on the basis of a limited analysis.'

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