Plans for the Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits, Wales, 1848.
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Plans for the Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits, Wales, 1848.

Day & Sons

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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General plan of the works from a survey carried out in 1848. 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 pasageway acros the Menai Straits from mainland Wales to Anglesey. The railway terminated at Holyhead, which became a major port for travellers to Ireland. Printed by Day & Sons.
 

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