Portion of one of the tubes of the Britannia Bridge, 1850.

Forster, Matthew

 
Portion of one of the tubes of the Britannia Bridge, 1850.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Engraving by Day & Son after a drawing by Matthew Forster, showing an isometric projection of a portion of one of the tubes of the Britannia Tubular Bridge. The bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and was completed in 1850. It was constructed to provide trains of the Chester and Holyhead Railway with a pasageway acros the Menai Straits from mainland Wales to Anglesey. The railway terminated at Holyhead, which became a major port for travellers to Ireland. From 'The Britannia and Conway tubular bridges' by Edwin Clark (1814-1894), published in London in 1850.

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