Get ‘yourselfie in the frame’ and be part of the Queensferry Crossing’s history

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The bridge was illuminated as part of the opening celebrations.

The public are being given a last chance to be a part of the Queensferry Crossing’s history.

It is 10 years since the Forth Replacement Crossing project was announced to Parliament.

In the time since, the project has been designed, approved by parliament and constructed.

September 4 is now etched in the history books as the day the £1.35 billion bridge was officially opened by the Queen.

It rounded off a number of events to celebrate the opening of Scotland’s biggest project in a generation.

This included more than 70,000 visitors from local schools and communities, the rest of Scotland and further afield during four open days.

Participants in the bridge walks raised £100,000 for charity.

There were 48,000 views of specially produced videos from the opening events on YouTube and 339,000 views of self-produced project videos since 2014.

While the vast majority of participants in the opening celebrations were from Scotland and the UK, other nationalities entering the ballot included those from as far afield as Australia, Bahrain, Canada,  New Zealand, Nigeria, America, Uruguay and Vietnam.

Since August more than 30,000 visitors to the Forth Bridges viewing platform have been recorded.

The project’s Frame the Bridge campaign kicked off in 2015 and has had more than 2,000 entries.

But there is still time for the public to get involved in this unique digital photo project.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said:  “Frame the Bridge has been one of a number of innovative ways we’ve successfully engaged the public’s overwhelming interest and identification with their new bridge.

“What better way to demonstrate this then by creating this interactive image of the bridge comprised of their selfies and pictures of their loved ones and friends.

“Such is the interest in the project, there have been 614 entries since the opening week back in late August and they are still coming in.

“We’re keen as many people as possible get involved with this document of a shared moment in history which will be looked back on by future generations.”

Submissions will close in April to give everyone the chance to ‘put yourselfie in the picture’.

Options for displaying the final mosaic are being considered and more detail will be announced in due course.

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