Politicians revealed today that 118 subcontracts worth £20m have already been awarded to Scottish firms on the project.
The Forth Replacement Crossing is being built by a consortium of Dragados, Hochtief, American Bridge International and Morrison Construction.
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil revealed the work boom today as he visited the site at North Queensferry
Neil said: “I am delighted to see that local Scottish firms have already benefitted to the tune of £20 million from opportunities created by the Forth Replacement Crossing project.
“The project is expected to support over 1,200 new jobs during its construction and protect up to Scottish 3,000 jobs that would otherwise be at risk if the current Forth Road Bridge had to close without a replacement crossing in place.
“The FRC is an absolutely essential project for Scotland’s sustainable economic growth.
“It is on schedule and within budget to open in 2016 and will safeguard a vital link in the country’s transport infrastructure, create and sustain thousands of Scottish jobs and deliver huge benefits to the construction industry in particular.”