Colour print of the Opening of the Britannia Tubular Bridge

Scope and Content

The top image shows the entrance to the bridge from the Bangor side; the bottom image shows Stephenson driving the last rivet into place inside the tubular construction. Published in The Illustrated London News.

Administrative / Biographical History

The bridge was designed to provide a rail link betweeen Holyhead and the mainland. George Stephenson was appointed Chief Engineer and work on the bridge was completed in March 1850.

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