Workers returning for duty on the Queensferry Crossing fell silent to honour the colleague killed in an accident last week.
John Cousins, 60, was fatally injured in an incident on the under-construction bridge last Thursday.
It is understood he was struck by the moving boom of a spider crane on the north tower deck.
The site was shut down last Friday and all non-essential work halted until today.
Part of the north tower remains closed as an investigation by Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive continues.
Staff paused for silent reflection at a series of meetings held this morning as they began their first shift since the tragedy.
A spokesperson for the project confirmed: “Staff returned to work on the Forth Replacement Crossing this morning.
“As part of this, team meetings have been held across the project as a mark of respect to our colleague who died last week.”
Mr Cousin’s death was the first since construction of the £1.35bn Forth crossing began in 2011.
He was transferred by boat to Hawes Pier, in South Queensferry, then to a waiting ambulance but suffered severe blood loss and could not be resuscitated.
A second man was hurt in the incident which happened shortly after midday but his injuries were said to be minor.
The crossing is being built by the Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors consortium, with 1,200 people currently working on site.
More than 10,000 workers have been involved at various stages of the construction process.
The bridge is due for completion in December.