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29 July 2009

1879 – Bridge over the River Lune, Underley Park, Cumbria

Architect: Daniel Brade Designed by Daniel Brade, an architect from Kendal, perspective view including details & plan were published in The Building News, May 9th 1879.

16 June 2009

2006 – Finnieston Bridge, Glasgow

Architect: Halcrow Group The £20.3m Finnieston Bridge was intended to be a dramatic new landmark for Glasgow, featuring a central arch span which crosses the river at an angle between the roundabout at...

11 June 2009

1894 – Tower Bridge, London

Architect: Wolfe Barry & Horace Jones The Tower Bridge, named after its two impressive towers, is one of London’s best known landmarks. This Victorian Bridge is now more than 100 years old. Designed...

11 June 2009

1886 – Building the Tower Bridge, London

Building the Tower Bridge Description from an article in the 1930′s in Wonders of World Engineering, published by Fleetway House The most famous example of the bascule bridge is the Tower Bridge across...

08 June 2009

1826 – Menai Suspension Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Thomas Telford Prior to the bridge’s completion in 1826 the island had no connection to the mainland and all movement to and from Anglesey was by ferry. However, the Act of Union...

08 June 2009

1846 – Britannia Bridge, Anglesey, Wales

Architect: Robert Stephenson The increasing popularity of rail travel necessitated a second bridge over the straits to provide a direct rail link between London and the port of Holyhead. The task of building...

16 April 2009

1891 – Loop Line Bridge, Dublin

Architect: John Chaloner Smith & William H. Mills Designed by John Chaloner Smith, engineer to the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway, the bridge consists of wrought iron lattice girders on a double row...