The Queensferry Crossing opened on August 30th 2017 to lots of whoops and delights from the SNP and many of their MPs and MSPs.
Move forward almost three months and there are reports that parts of the £1.35bn bridge are falling off.
Today the Daily Record are reporting that wind barriers are coming loose and are having to be replaced on a regular basis.
The Forth Road Bridge was prone to closure in adverse weather conditions - but supporters of the new Queensferry Crossing vowed it would not be closed by weather thanks to the innovative shields designed to break up and deflect wind.
Operators said the barriers, modelled in a wind tunnel by Italian engineers, would “almost entirely eliminate the need for closures”.
The Daily Record are reporting that their source, who remains unidentified, has said:
“In the last four weeks, six have fallen out and one ended up in the water.
“The wind barriers sit in a sleeve, which should have a 10mm gap but most of them are about 50-70mm.
“With the wind and the vibration of traffic, they’re coming loose and falling out.
“Every time one falls out, they send a guy to do a quick fix but there’s now so many to do we have to shut the bridge.
“Most of the guys are telling family and friends not to use the bridge.”
Allegedly workers on the bridge are advising friends and family to stay off the bridge until remedial work has been carried out.
This isn't the first time the new Queensferry Crossing has been in the news. It has been plagued with traffic congestion issues since it was opened.
On one previous occasion SNP Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf, blamed the congestion on an antiques fair
Kirsty Blackman: “I don’t think most folk in their daily lives give two hoots about whether Scotland is a member of the union. The constitutional issues are not the biggest concern for an awful lot of people and, in fact, I very rarely talk about Scottish independence in the chamber, because I talk about things that matter to the people of Aberdeen."
It is being reported that Serena Cowdy, the woman allegedly involved in a love triangle with Stewart Hosie and SNP MP Angus MacNeil, is to marry Hosie after a Christmas proposal.
Serena Cowdy, 36, reportedly had affairs with MacNeil and Hosie - which led to both mens marriages coming to an end. Stewart Hosie was married to Shona Robison.
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