We were commissioned to produce the lighting scheme to achieve the spectacular reveal for the official hand-over ceremony, signalling the completion of this historical, £1.35 billion project. The structure is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and also by far the largest to feature cables which cross mid-span. This innovative design provides extra strength and stiffness, allowing the towers and the deck to be more slender and elegant. The Crossing forms the centrepiece of a major upgrade to the Cross-Forth transport corridor.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon switched on the lights, and the projection was then beamed over the entire bridge. The moment was marked by an elegant and eye-catching sequence of illuminations, showcasing the Queensferry Crossing to the world as Scotland’s newest icon. The story was covered by press nationwide and thrilled audiences in Scotland and beyond, becoming one of the biggest Scottish news stories of the year.
The lighting was part of a mixed-media display which included projection, to reveal Transport Scotland’s impressive master-stroke of engineering and architecture that carries traffic on the M90 highway over the River Forth. Our production team set up bases at the harbour side, and on the original Forth Road Bridge. These stunning, large-scale projections were achieved by using four powerful 30,000 lumen projectors and one 20,000 lumen projector.
“Double Take Projections came into a daunting task – lighting the new 1.7 mile-long Queensferry Crossing – with an even more dauntingly short lead-in time. Without their technical expertise, good humoured flexibility, industry contacts and enormous creativity, it’s fair to say the results would not have been as stunning and memorable as they were. Double Take created images that justify the term “iconic” when we talk about the new bridge and there is no question they will live on in history. I would not hesitate in recommending their services to others.”
Campbell Docherty, Communications Advisor to the Queensferry Crossing project (Transport Scotland)