Construction of the Forth Bridge

One of the engineering wonders of the Victorian era, the Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, crosses the Firth of Forth. Construction began in 1883 and the bridge was opened in 1890. Here, the main structure is almost complete, so the photograph was probably taken in 1888 or 1889. To stand close to the bridge today, flanked as it is by two modern road bridges, leaves one in awe of the design and construction skills required to build such a magnificent structure.

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