THE Queensferry Crossing has been added to Google Maps having been opened to traffic earlier today.
Users had complained yesterday that the new £1.35 billion structure across the Forth had not yet been added to the online map service.
But earlier today, an update was made to show the newly opened bridge.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf tweeted: “Queensferry Crossing is now on Google Maps – it’s official! Well done again to all those involved in the building of this iconic structure.”
Queensferry Crossing is now on google maps – it's official! ? Well done again to all those involved in the building of this iconic structure pic.twitter.com/5Q2kXp1uKj
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) August 30, 2017
While the route is now visible on Google, sat nav users might be in for a shock as some other mapping services have not yet updated to include the new route.
Novelist Sara Sheridan shared a picture on Twitter of her journey northbound as shown on her device, where it appeared the car was sailing rather than driving.
— Sara Sheridan (@sarasheridan) August 30, 2017
Apple Maps is also currently missing the Queensferry Crossing.
User Gordon Foley tweeted: “Apple need to get their game on and update the Queensferry Crossing to Maps. All the other big providers have done already.”
Derek Turnbull added: “Well done Google Maps yet, like the Saltire, Apple are well behind.”
Ordnance Survey workers visited the site last week to accurately map the new bridge.
In a blog on their website, they wrote: “Our surveying team have been visiting through the construction of the bridge to ensure our geospatial database contains the latest information – and our Flying Unit have also been overhead checking on progress.”
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