'Sunderland Bridge', Tyne & Wear, 1841.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Engraving showing the Wearmouth Bridge over the River Wear at Sunderland. Built in between 1793 and 1796, upon completion this road bridge was the longest single-span cast-iron bridge in the world, at 240 feet. It was substantially rebuilt by Robert Stephenson in 1857-1859, and destroyed and replaced by a new crosing in 1927-1929. Printed by J & E Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London.