Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge (Twelveheads)

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Brunel's solution to getting the Cornwall Railway across the very considerable obstacle of the River Tamar at Saltash was the magnificent Royal Albert Bridge. Its unique design and handsome proportions make it one of his most outstanding works, with an aura of grace and majesty all of its own.

This well-researched book tells the thirteen year saga of the bridge's construction, the design concepts and challenges and the immense engineering difficulties. Details have been extracted from Brunel's own records and from archive sources.

The story is brought up to date by looking at the traffic using the bridge now. Well-illustrated with black & white photographs and diagrams. 152 pages. Published 1997.

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