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Forth Bridge restoration insight
Forth Rail Bridge (Pic: Undiscovered Scotland)
Work on the Forth Rail Bridge is estimated to be completed by 2013
A BBC documentary on a Forth Rail Bridge restoration project is set to provide a unique insight into work to bring it back to its former glory.

Real Men Go Forth will be shown at 2130 BST on Thursday 16 August on BBC1 Scotland and at 1930 BST on Wednesday 15 August in the rest of the UK.

It is part of a series on men who carry out some of the country's most important jobs in extreme locations.

The documentary follows scaffolders, blasters and painters on the bridge.

It is estimated the work will be completed by 2013.

'World famous structure'

The location filming on the bridge took place over a 10 day period during May this year, focussing in on the wide range of activities taking place across the structure.

Ian Heigh, Network Rail project manager for the Forth Bridge restoration work, said: "The documentary team was given unprecedented access to the Forth Rail Bridge and used some groundbreaking techniques to film life on the Forth Rail Bridge.

"In particular, the paint blasting and scaffolding scenes provide an amazing look at the incredible work which the team carries out on a daily basis.

"The film reflects the pride and commitment of the men who form the integrated team responsible for maintaining the bridge as well as the stories behind the incredible history of this world famous structure."

The existing Forth Rail Bridge restoration contract has now entered its sixth year.

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