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Photograph of the Royal Albert Bridge, c1870

Photograph of the Royal Albert Bridge, c1870


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Photograph of the Royal Albert Bridge, c1870

Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash, which crosses the River Tamar and links Devon and Cornwall. Albumen-print photograph Saltash Bridge and Great Western Railway, circa 1870

Media ID 24266902

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Great Western Railway Isambard Kingdom Brunel Royal Albert Bridge Saltash Bridge


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This photograph takes us back in time to the year 1870, capturing the magnificent Royal Albert Bridge in all its glory. The bridge, an engineering marvel designed by the legendary Isambard Kingdom Brunel, elegantly spans across the River Tamar, connecting the picturesque counties of Devon and Cornwall. The image showcases the impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into constructing this iconic structure. Its intricate ironwork stands tall against a backdrop of serene waters and lush greenery, creating a breathtaking sight that has stood the test of time. As we gaze upon this albumen-print photograph by Jon Ball, we are transported to an era when steam locomotives would have thundered across this very bridge as part of their journey on the Great Western Railway. It is a testament to human ingenuity and determination; a symbol of progress and connectivity. The Royal Albert Bridge remains an architectural masterpiece even today, reminding us of Brunel's genius and his contribution to shaping Britain's industrial landscape. This print serves as a window into history - allowing us to appreciate not only its physical beauty but also its significance in bridging communities together. Whether you're fascinated by railway history or simply captivated by stunning landscapes frozen in time, this photograph is sure to evoke awe and admiration for both nature's wonders and human achievement alike.

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