Britannia Tubular Bridge during its construction, 3 December 1849.

Hawkins, George

Britannia Tubular Bridge during its construction, 3 December 1849.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Coloured lithograph by George Hawkins (1819-1852), showing a view of 'the floating of the second tube' during the construction of the Britannia Tubular Bridge. The Britannia Tubular 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 passageway across the Menai Straits from mainland Wales to Anglesey. The railway terminated at Holyhead, which became a major port for travellers to Ireland.

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