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The Bridge > Publicationsbangbang recordsroyal albert bridge, saltash bridge, tamar bridge, Saltash viaduct, royal albert, albert bridge, tamar viaduct, brunel, isambard kingdom brunel, ikb, Saltash station, Saltash, signal, box, great western railway, gwr, railway, rail, bridge, viaduct, 2mm, finescale, Railroad bridge, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, 1853, 1859, wrought iron, masonry, truss, Prince Albert, brunel’s, river tamar, tamar, Victorian, engineer, great western, trains, signal, signal box, alex, seal, alex seal, Cornwall Railway Company, railway history, history, engineering, industrial history, transport history, Cornwall, Devon, Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge, John Binding, The Brunel or Royal Albert Bridge bridge spans the River Tamar between Plymouth, on the Devon bank and Saltash on the Cornish bank carrying the Great Western Railway in and out of Cornwall. Designed by the great French-British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as two great 455-ft spans, the difficulty of its construction rates it as one of Brunel’s greatest railway achievements. Opened by Prince Albert in 1859, it was completed the year of the great engineer’s death. Great Britain, England, 2mm Finescale, modelling,royal albert bridge saltash,where is the royal albert bridge,isambard kingdom brunel the royal albert bridge,opening of the royal albert bridge,model scenery,isambard kingdom brunel and the tamar railway bridge,royal albert bridge saltash devon,railway signalling,brunel bridge photographs,the albert bridge plymouth
Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge – John Binding
Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge – John Binding

Using details from Brunel’s own drawings and notebooks, and archival sources, this text examines the building of the Royal Albert Bridge stretching across the River Tamar between Devon and Cornwall. It follows every part of the 13-year construction process and the difficulties faced by engineers at the time, as well as the the pomp and ceremony of the opening of the bridge by Prince Albert. The book brings the story up to modern times as it describes the work being done to the bridge to ensure that it continues in service for many years to come.

British Railway Bridges and Viaducts – Martin Smith

Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash
Thomas N Bowden, Bernard Mills

Wood & Tozer – History of the Royal Albert Bridge, Wood & Tozer c 1859