Interesting Statistics

  • The Tay Road Bridge celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016
  • At around 2,250 metres (1.4 mi), it is one of the longest road bridges in Europe
  • It took three years to build between 1963 and 1966
  • The main structure comprises 42 spans
  • The bridge carries an average of 26,000 vehicles each day
  • Bridge tolls were abolished in 2008 and it is now free to cross
  • A 50 ft (15 m) tall obelisk stands at the Newport side, and a smaller one at the Dundee side
  • The bridge has a gradient of 1:81 running from 9.75 m (32.0 ft) above sea-level in Dundee to 38.1 m (125.0 ft) above sea-level in Fife