The never-ending painting job is about to end.
Thanks to a new formula of paint, the age old myth of the never ending painters working on the Forth Bridge is going to end in December, announce Network Rail.
Keeping the metal bridge shielded from the elements has traditionally meant constantly reapplying the paintwork, but a new three layer coating means that the workers can take a break in December and enjoy Christmas at home. With the new pain coating started ten years ago likely to be good for 25 years, it’s the first break of more than a few months since the bridge was opened in 1890.
Put your feet up lads, you’ve earned it. Either that or nip round to my stairs if you need a new job.
Picture by Nick Hubbard, Flickr.