The Britannia Bridge, Menai Straits, 1848.

Hawkins, G

The Britannia Bridge, Menai Straits, 1848.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Lithograph by G Hawkins after his own drawing, showing a general view of the works in September 1848. 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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