The Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors consortium has installed 10% of cable-stayed bridge deck with the main bridge piers rising to over 90 metres in height
The south approach viaduct has also been pushed out to 450m, with only one further pier to cross before reaching its final full length of 543m.
Scotland’s cabinet secretary for Infrastructure Keith Brown said the project remained on budget and schedule with two years left on the construction programme.
He said: “The progress made this year really helps everyone visualise what the final bridge will look like and demonstrates an inspiring example of civil engineering coming off the drawing board and into real life.
“Currently around 1,200 people are employed on the project and their hard work and dedication, often in a very challenging environment is to be applauded as the project remains on schedule and now £195m under the original budget at the start of construction.”