Ik Brunel Gallery
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The Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, Cornwall. After 1859
A view of the north side of the Royal Albert Bridge from the Devon side of the river Tamar. Queen Victoria's consort Prince Albert opened the single broad gauge track bridge over the River Tamar, thus linking Cornwall with the Great Western system, on 2nd May 1859. Two 450ft arched tubular spans met in mid river on four cast iron columns secured to a central underwater pier. Spans were high enough to give the Royal Navy's tall ships clear heading. The industrial training ship, Mount Edgecumbe can be seen in the right middle ground of the picture, with Saltash town visible in the distance. A naval type cutter fully crewed can be seen between the training ship and the shore, being rowed up river. This boat is probably from the training ship
© From the collection of the RIC