One of the United Kingdom’s most famous bridges, the Forth Railway Bridge, was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Bridge on Oct. 27.

This bridge across Scotland’s Forth River stood as an engineering marvel when it was built over a century ago, and at the time was the largest bridge in the world.

Today, when something seems to go on endlessly, people in the U.K. say it is “like painting the Forth Bridge.”

Speaking at the dedication ceremony, L. M. Singhvi, India’s High Commissioner to the U.K., said Sri Chinmoy “lifts this bridge a little higher because he implants into it the soul of peace.”

In his own remarks, Sri Chinmoy said: “Forth Bridge ... you are Scotland’s transcendental pride. You are Scotland’s universal dedication.”

Also attending the dedication ceremony were officials of Railtrack, which owns the bridge.

Published in Anahata Nada, Volume 25 August-November 1996