Is the Forth Road Bridge the biggest bridge in Europe?
No. There are quite a few European bridges which have a longer span than the Forth Bridge including the Humber Bridge.
There are two bridges over the Forth linking the Scottish captal city Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife: The most famous Forth Railway Bridge; designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker and opened in 1890, was the worlds first major steel bridge and remains the longest cantelever design rail bridge in the world. The Forth Road bridge, a 2.5Km suspension bridge (the longest single span being over 1 Km), was opened on Sept…
There are two bridges on the Scottish river Forth which are occasionally confused. The Forth Bridge is the railway bridge which crosses the River Forth 9 miles west of Edinburgh, it si the older of the two. Its co-ordinates are 56° 0′ 1.52″ N, 3° 23′ 19.42″ W The Forth Road Bridge is the newer of the two. it's co-ordinates are 56°0′3.329″N 3°24′14.871″W
The forth road was built so that people and goods could cross the forth faster than waiting on the trains which run at set times as the only fast route across the forth at the time was kinkarden bridge which takes a longer journey to get from Edinburgh to fife and viceversa, there is a new bridge due to be built but I don't know when.