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.
Colour print of the Opening of the Britannia Tubular Bridge
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2008 CP348
- Dates of Creation[c. 1850]
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 framed print
Scope and Content
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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