Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, 1899.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
The Royal Albert Bridge was built by Sir Isambard Kingsom Brunel in 1846 to span the river Tamar at Saltash in Cornwall. It was built of wrought-iron with two spans of 455 feet and 17 short spans. Illustration from the book 'The Forth Bridge' by Phillip Phillips published 1889 in Edinburgh, now in the Pearson Archive, the Science Museum, London.