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BRITAIN'S GREATEST ENGINEERING WONDER, THE FORTH BRIDGE FROM THE SOUTH

BRITAIN'S GREATEST ENGINEERING WONDER, THE FORTH BRIDGE FROM THE SOUTH

At the point where the colossal bridge crosses it the Forth narrows, a point of land running out from the north bank. The fortified island of Inchgarvie sends out a span of rock on which the central piers rest. The bridge, designed by Sir Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler, was begun in 1883 and opened in 1890. It carries railway traffic only, the footways being closed to the public. The size of the structure will be realized when we remember that the height of each cantilever is only about four feet less than that of St. Paul's Cathedral.

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AT DUNDEE, WHERE THE TAY IS BRIDGED BY A STRUCTURE OVER TWO MILES LONG
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