Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 1/5/2018 17:001/5/2018 20:00Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Edinburgh annual joint lecture Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ


The Queensferry Crossing is a three-tower cable stay bridge with stay cables crossed at midspan to stabilise the central tower. This is the first use of crossed cables on a large bridge, resulting in three slim mono towers that are visually sympathetic to the existing two towers of the Forth Road Bridge and the three cantilevers of the Railway Bridge. The lecture will describe the evolution and development of the design which was driven by engineering, operational and aesthetic requirements. 

This event marks the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Edinburgh joint lecture series. 


Naeem Hussain, will be delivering 2018's annual joint lecture. Naeem recieved the Royal Academy of Enigneering Prince Philip Medal in 2012 for exceptional services to engineering. Some of the notable bridges he has worked on are the High Speed 1 Medwat Bridge, Oresund Crossing between Denmark and Sweden, Stonecutters Bridge Hong Kong and Queensferry Crossing. 


This is event is now fully booked. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist, please contact  Hannah Bentley , Events Officer at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.