THE Queensferry Crossing has been named the UK’s best infrastructure project.

The £1.35 billion bridge over the Forth won the category at this year’s RICS Awards grand final.

RICS judge David Brooks Wilson said the crossing – the world’s longest three-towered, cable-stayed bridge at 2633 metres – had opened after “only four years’ planning and six years in construction”.

He added: “In addition to this impressive feat, the out-turn cost improved from the original budget of £3.2bn to a final cost of only £1.35bn.

“This new bridge is a worthy winner in this category and a tribute to collaborative teamwork.”

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Meanwhile, West Dunbartonshire Council’s new Dumbarton office was named top regeneration project and the Mackintosh at the Willow tearoom in Glasgow was highly commended in the building conservation category.