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  • Tags: River Tamar

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Approaching the Royal Albert Bridge in steam days. Steam train visible.

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The Tamar Bridge, built by Cornwall County Council and Plymouth Corporation without government aid, opened in 1962. On the left side is Brunel's railway bridge of 1859.

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The Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar, showing houses on the banks of the river.

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Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash. Floating the second section of the main span suspension area into position in 1858. Each section was estimated to weigh 1,000 tons.

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Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash. Raising the second span section in position in 1858. The section was raised at about 3 feet at a time and the masonry was built up to take the weight of each section which was estimated to be approximately 1,000 tons.
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