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Britannia Tubular Bridge, Wales, during construction, 1848.

Britannia Tubular Bridge, Wales, during construction, 1848.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

Description

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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10302324

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