Galton Bridge, 1838.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Galton Bridge, 1838.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Diagram of the cast iron bridge over the Birmingham Canal at Smethwick in the West Midlands, built in 1829. The bridge was designed by Thomas Telford (1757-1834) and named after Samuel Tertius Galton, member of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham Canal Company. The bridge's single span of 151 feet was a world record at the time, and it is a grade 1 listed building. Illustration from Telford's 'Atlas to the Life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer', published in London in 1838.

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