Forth Bridge under construction

Maker
Unknown
Production date
May 1888
Description
View from south-west of Forth Bridge under construction under construction. The cantilever towers are at full height and the cantilever arms are about one-third complete.

This photo is not scanned. You can see the original in the Archives in Callendar House

Object detail

Department
Maker
Production date
May 1888
Subject notes
The bridge was built to close a gap in the railway from Edinburgh to Dundee and Aberdeen. It was started in 1883 and completed in 1890. It was made exceptionally strong as the collapse of the Tay Bridge had dented public confidence.The bridge was built by Sir Wm Arrol and Company and was operated by the North British Railway Company.
Accession number
P14807

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