• South Wales Railway: Opening of the Chepstow Bridge, 1852.

    Image ID
    FOT1031676
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    7.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3740 x 2690 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    317 x 228 mm
    12.5 x 9.0 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Britain England Civil Engineering Transport Rail Bridge Metal stock image stock photo
    Description
    South Wales Railway: Opening of the Chepstow Bridge, 1852. Wrought iron tubular suspension bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow. This bridge, constructed 1849-1852, was an innovative design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and the use of wrought iron tubular girders is considered to be a dummy run for his last great masterpiece, the Royal Albert bridge over the Tamar at Saltash. The Chepstow bridge carried the South Wales Railway over the Wye just above its junction with the Severn. Brunel was engineer to the railway. From The Illustrated London News. (London, 24 July 1852).
    Uploader
    Samuel Corbyn-Manning
    Contributor
    World History Archive
    Date Taken
    1852
    Uploaded on
    2012-11-10
    Collection
    World History Archive
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Dominant colour
    #FFE0C0