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Bridges Collection

Background imageBridges Collection: Llanfaes Bridge, standing over The River Usk in Brecon, a market town

Llanfaes Bridge, standing over The River Usk in Brecon, a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales, 24th February 1954

Background imageBridges Collection: Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, September 1979

Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, September 1979

Background imageBridges Collection: Iron Masters District, Middlesbrough, with The Tees Transporter Bridge in background

Iron Masters District, Middlesbrough, with The Tees Transporter Bridge in background, Middlesbrough, 23rd July 1979

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The superstructure of the new Tyne Bridge was given

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The superstructure of the new Tyne Bridge was given a further push, and Church Street, Gateshead, was completely bridged

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Gateshead erection masts

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Gateshead erection masts, from which the half arch is suspended. Steady progress is being made with the new Tyne Bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Steel erectors standing where the top booms are

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Steel erectors standing where the top booms are almost touching. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Hoisting the Union Jack on the top after the joining

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Hoisting the Union Jack on the top after the joining up of the bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The bridge on the Gateshead side

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The bridge on the Gateshead side. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead

Background imageBridges Collection: General scene showing vehicles alongside the Runcorn to Widnes Transporter Bridge

General scene showing vehicles alongside the Runcorn to Widnes Transporter Bridge. 27th November 1953

Background imageBridges Collection: Aerial view showing the new Runcorn - Widnes bridge across the River Mersey

Aerial view showing the new Runcorn - Widnes bridge across the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal. On the right of the picture is the bridge that it was built to replace

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Union Jack on the top after the joining up of

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Union Jack on the top after the joining up of the bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England

Background imageBridges Collection: Spanning the Tees, Yarms two bridges - the railway viaduct in the background

Spanning the Tees, Yarms two bridges - the railway viaduct in the background and the road bridge showing the original 1400 structure in the foreground. North Yorkshire, 18th March 1975

Background imageBridges Collection: Engine No. 5305 the Black Five crosses the River Tyne on 14th March 1987 on its way North

Engine No. 5305 the Black Five crosses the River Tyne on 14th March 1987 on its way North
Engine No.5305 the Black Five crosses the River Tyne on 14th March 1987 on its way North to Scotland

Background imageBridges Collection: Newly invented Bailey Bridge built in Britain and the USA is demonstrated across a

Newly invented Bailey Bridge built in Britain and the USA is demonstrated across a river in England during WW2 1944

Background imageBridges Collection: Terry Scott, actor poses for pictures next to the Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough

Terry Scott, actor poses for pictures next to the Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, 5th March 1974. He was hoping to travel back to his Middlesbrough hotel from Billingham Forum

Background imageBridges Collection: Mad Major Christopher Draper flying under Westminster Bridge in an Auster aircraft

Mad Major Christopher Draper flying under Westminster Bridge in an Auster aircraft

Background imageBridges Collection: Lifeboat at Tower Bridge on the River Thames, London, 1999

Lifeboat at Tower Bridge on the River Thames, London, 1999

Background imageBridges Collection: British armys new self-propelled bridge. The 'Scissors'

British armys new self-propelled bridge. The "Scissors"
British armys new self-propelled bridge. The " Scissors" bridge being closed for bringing back into position on the bridging tank. Circa June 1945

Background imageBridges Collection: 8th Army engineers begin the construction of a new bridge over the river Uniti outside

8th Army engineers begin the construction of a new bridge over the river Uniti outside Ravenna, Italy. December 1944

Background imageBridges Collection: The Half Penny Bridge, Saltburn, North Yorkshire, being blown up. 17th December 1974

The Half Penny Bridge, Saltburn, North Yorkshire, being blown up. 17th December 1974

Background imageBridges Collection: Walnut Tree Viaduct, a railway viaduct located above the southern edge of the village of

Walnut Tree Viaduct, a railway viaduct located above the southern edge of the village of Taffs Well, Cardiff, South Wales, Wednesday 16th March 1955

Background imageBridges Collection: Soldiers of The Royal Engineers build bridges to help local residents after heavy floods

Soldiers of The Royal Engineers build bridges to help local residents after heavy floods in Kent. 17th September 1968

Background imageBridges Collection: Bristol Bridge in the 1960s, Fairfax House to the left, and the ruins of St Peter

Bristol Bridge in the 1960s, Fairfax House to the left, and the ruins of St Peters Church Circa 1965

Background imageBridges Collection: Aberystwyth Ceredigion, West Wales, 4th April 1967. A view up the estuary

Aberystwyth Ceredigion, West Wales, 4th April 1967. A view up the estuary from Aberystwyth harbour, showing Trefechan bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: Aerial view of Teesside, Tees Newport Lift Bridge. 28th July 1995

Aerial view of Teesside, Tees Newport Lift Bridge. 28th July 1995

Background imageBridges Collection: Aerial view of The Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Aerial view of The Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, seen from the North of the Tees, 21st November 1972

Background imageBridges Collection: An Intercity 225 electric train crossing the King George Bridge over the River Tyne

An Intercity 225 electric train crossing the King George Bridge over the River Tyne on the East Coast main line on 3rd June 1995

Background imageBridges Collection: A team of demolition experts carry out work to dismantle a section the giant iron rail

A team of demolition experts carry out work to dismantle a section the giant iron rail bridge which used to carry rail traffic on the Leamington to Rugby line over the High Street

Background imageBridges Collection: The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge, unlike the cantilever rail bridge

The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge, unlike the cantilever rail bridge. Several proposals were rejected before the Mott Hay and Anderson design was chosen

Background imageBridges Collection: A camouflaged Sherman Firefly tank of the 7th Armoured Division seen here moving up to

A camouflaged Sherman Firefly tank of the 7th Armoured Division seen here moving up to the assembly area during Operation Goodwood, in Normandy, 18 July 1944

Background imageBridges Collection: Barmouth Bridge and Estuary of the River Mawddach near Barmouth, Gwynedd

Barmouth Bridge and Estuary of the River Mawddach near Barmouth, Gwynedd, north-western Wales, 23rd January 1971

Background imageBridges Collection: Hydraulic arm lifting a Scissors self propelled bridge into position. June 1945

Hydraulic arm lifting a Scissors self propelled bridge into position. June 1945

Background imageBridges Collection: Self propelled Twaby bridge being used by a tank. June 1945

Self propelled Twaby bridge being used by a tank. June 1945

Background imageBridges Collection: A triple tier Bailey Bridge, built by a field company of Royal Engineers of the British

A triple tier Bailey Bridge, built by a field company of Royal Engineers of the British Army, in England before being transported to the Continent

Background imageBridges Collection: A self propelled 'Scissors'bridge laid out over a river by British soldiers

A self propelled "Scissors"bridge laid out over a river by British soldiers
A self propelled " Scissors" bridge laid out over a river by British soldiers on the toad to Tilburg, Netherlands during the Second World

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridge stresses, young engineering scientists from St Columba

Bridge stresses, young engineering scientists from St Columbas Primary School with their teacher Mrs Naomi Flynn. Let to right are, Anita Pilnick, 6, Emma Griffiths, 7, Anthony Munro, 7

Background imageBridges Collection: The Mulberry B harbour 'Port Winston'pre-fabricated port at Gold Beach

The Mulberry B harbour "Port Winston"pre-fabricated port at Gold Beach
The Mulberry B harbour " Port Winston" pre-fabricated port at Gold Beach, Arromanches, Normandy, which was built to to simplify the problem of supplying the Allied Armies in Northern France

Background imageBridges Collection: A unit of Royal Engineers practicing pontoon bridge building over a river in Derbyshire

A unit of Royal Engineers practicing pontoon bridge building over a river in Derbyshire during the Second World War. 25th November 1940

Background imageBridges Collection: The Royal procession carrying King George V and Queen Mary passing the newly opened Tyne

The Royal procession carrying King George V and Queen Mary passing the newly opened Tyne Bridge. 10th October 1928

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge, Newcastle. Progress with the new Tyne Bridge

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge, Newcastle. Progress with the new Tyne Bridge proceeds apace, and a further forward push is contemplated this weekend from the Newcastle side

Background imageBridges Collection: New Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North

New Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. Circa 1928

Background imageBridges Collection: New Tyne Bridge. Dramatic view of the Tyne Bridge with the High Level Bridge

New Tyne Bridge. Dramatic view of the Tyne Bridge with the High Level Bridge and the Swing Bridge receding into the distance behind it

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The huge structure of the new Tyne Bridge is given a

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The huge structure of the new Tyne Bridge is given a push of 35 feet on the Newcastle side of the river

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The first 'push'

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The first "push"
Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The first " push" from the Newcastle side of the river of the massive steel structure set up in position in Pilgrim Street for the new Tyne Bridge was

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England, linking Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead. September 1926

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Riveters at work on the lower boom

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. Riveters at work on the lower boom. These men are working 180 feet above the river but the great height does not worry them in the slightest

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The huge steel framework which has been assembled at

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. The huge steel framework which has been assembled at the Newcastle side. The Tyne Bridge is a through arch bridge over the River Tyne in North East England

Background imageBridges Collection: Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. A large crowd were keenly interested in the lifting

Construction of the new Tyne Bridge. A large crowd were keenly interested in the lifting and placing in position of one of the huge castings to span the high columns of he new Tyne Bridge



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