Forth Bridge under construction

Production date
Circa 1890
View of the Forth Bridge from the south-west with caption detailing aspects of the construction.The labour of 5000 men (day and night) for 7 years

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

Object detail

Production date
Circa 1890
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.
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