The Bridge

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The magnificent Royal Albert Bridge which Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) designed and built to carry the Cornwall Railway at a height of 100 feet across the waters of the River Tamar at Saltash, must surely be recognised as one of his most outstanding works. It’s unique design and handsome proportions, set in an idyllic location between the hills of Devon and Cornwall, give an aura of grace and majesty all of its own. As the “Gateway to Cornwall” it forms a fitting and lasting memorial to this great Victorian engineer.

For more details about the Royal Albert Bridge there are a number of books availaible, details of these can be found here. In order to build the model of the bridge I have been doing a lot of research, details of the research sources and the items found are availabe of the Research Sources page. A have also collected and number of Photographs and details of The Design and its Vital Statistics can be found in this section.

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