The Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits, Wales, 1923-1947.

Wilkinson, Norman

The Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits, Wales, 1923-1947.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Original oil painting by Norman Wilkinson for use on a London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) poster. 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.

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

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