VIDEO: First journey across the new £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing

When the new Queensferry Crossing opened to the public this morning, it was to smiles, screams of delight and the endless honking of car horns.

Following a wait of almost two hours, The Courier joined the throng of vehicles onto the northbound tarmac of the £1.35 billion structure just before 2am.

The journey was captured in this GoPro footage, despite being somewhat hampered by an intrusion on the lens.

PICTURES: The Queensferry Crossing has officially opened

Hundreds are expected to take to the crossing today.

The bridge took six years and 15,000 workers – the equivalent of 20 million man hours – to build.