Nearly £16 million extra will be spent maintaining bridges across the Tay and Forth this year, if the Scottish Government Budget is approved.
The Forth and Tay Bridge authorities will share a budget of £37.3 million in 2020/21, compared to the £21.5 million they received last year.
Meanwhile, the budget for the Forth Replacement Crossing – better known as the Queensferry Crossing – will fall from £8.1 million to £2.4 million.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said: The Forth and Tay Bridge capital budgets relate to the timing and nature of planned maintenance work and will vary year on year.
“The FRC project is winding down and the contractor is demobilising from site. As such, the profile of the budget is reducing.”
A major project is under way to replace all of the Forth Road Bridge’s main expansion joints.
The work is due to be completed this year.
Planned works for the Tay Road Bridge this year include an inspection of piers and columns, the installation of new gantries and refurbishment of the Bridge office.