The Britannia Tubular Bridge,  Wales,  c 1850.
Titel The Britannia Tubular Bridge, Wales, c 1850.
Caption Plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News' (Vol 50/1 p 192). The Britannia Tubular Bridge spans the Menai Straits, connecting Anglesey to Wales. The idea of a single tubular girder inside which trains would run was conceived by Robert Stephenson (1803-1859) and completed in 1850. Each tube was 1, 513 feet long and raised 100 feet above the water: its greatest spans were seven times the length of any previously constructed. After a test in which a 240-ton train crossed the bridge, it was concluded that ‘all parts of the stupendous work obeyed the calculated requirements’. The Menai suspension bridge of Thomas Telford (1757-1834) is visible in the background., 7025188
Aufnahmedatum 01.01.2009
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Ort Isle of Anglesey
Land United Kingdom
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