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Bridge Collection

Background imageBridge Collection: Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890

Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890
A view of Ivybridge station and the Ivybridge Viaduct, Devon, c.1890. This is Brunels old timber viaduct, shown prior to its replacement in 1892

Background imageBridge Collection: Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s

Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s
A timber viaduct on the Falmouth branch line. The embankment in the background replaced the viaduct in 1923

Background imageBridge Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, under construction c1858

Royal Albert Bridge, under construction c1858

Background imageBridge Collection: Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
This view from the western bank of the Severn shows the full length of the Severn Railway Bridge as it extends over to Sharpness, c.1910

Background imageBridge Collection: Walkham Viaduct

Walkham Viaduct
A timber viaduct on the Plymouth to Tavistock line

Background imageBridge Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, 1939

Royal Albert Bridge, 1939
A view of the Saltash Bridge spanning the Tamar River

Background imageBridge Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, c1900

Royal Albert Bridge, c1900
Built 1859 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imageBridge Collection: Kemble Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s

Kemble Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s
A view of the Junction of Cirencester Branch towards Swindon at Kemble station in Gloucestershire, c.1940s. It opened in 1872, and closed to goods 1967

Background imageBridge Collection: Tregagle Viaduct, 1898

Tregagle Viaduct, 1898
A timber viaduct on the main line bwteen Milltown and Truro. It was replaced in 1902

Background imageBridge Collection: Construction of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash, 1858

Construction of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash, 1858
The bridge was opened in May 1859

Background imageBridge Collection: Wharncliffe Viaduct, c1920s

Wharncliffe Viaduct, c1920s
A Castle Class locomotive speeds over the viaduct. It was built in 1837 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imageBridge Collection: Maidenhead Bridge, c1890

Maidenhead Bridge, c1890
This image shows the widening of the bridge which took place between 1890-1893. The original bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was built in the late 1830s

Background imageBridge Collection: Royal Albert Bridge

Royal Albert Bridge
The construction of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash in 1859

Background imageBridge Collection: Footbridge at Saltford, c1900

Footbridge at Saltford, c1900
Two steam cranes lifting the girders of a footbridge into place

Background imageBridge Collection: Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s

Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s
A view looking south east from Barmouth of Barmouth Bridge. The bridge opened in 1867. It is a single track timber viaduct built for the Aberystwyth and Pwllheli Railway

Background imageBridge Collection: The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background imageBridge Collection: Burrator Lake, Devon, August 1928

Burrator Lake, Devon, August 1928
View of Burrator Reservoir, Devon, August 1928 showing the suspension bridge and dam. A small group of people are admiring the vista from the path

Background imageBridge Collection: Fairford, August 1925

Fairford, August 1925
Two children look over the bridge at Mill Pond and the River Coln. St Marys Church can be seen in the distance beyond Mill Lane

Background imageBridge Collection: Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929

Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929
The Great Western Railway acquired this property, containing garages, prior to development in 1930. The street was eventually demolished to make way for the new parcels depot development

Background imageBridge Collection: Purton Station on the Gloucester Line

Purton Station on the Gloucester Line
A view of Purton Station on the Gloucester Line when it was still Broad Gauge. A broad gauge locomotive is approaching the station. The station opened in 1841 and closed in 1964

Background imageBridge Collection: Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looe Bridge, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of Looe Bridge in Cornwall, c.1930. This is the 1853 stone bridge which connects the western and eastern sides of the coastal town of Looe

Background imageBridge Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageBridge Collection: Treviddo Viaduct, 1895

Treviddo Viaduct, 1895
A timber viaduct on the mainline between Treslugan and Liskeard. Completed in 1857 and replaced in 1898

Background imageBridge Collection: Carnon Viaduct nr Perranwell, c1933

Carnon Viaduct nr Perranwell, c1933
A timber viaduct on the Falmouth Branch. It was replaced in 1933

Background imageBridge Collection: Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background imageBridge Collection: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, August 1923

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, August 1923
A GWR Publicity view of the bridge over the River Severn at the town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, August 1923. The river bridge divides the town into Low Town and High Town

Background imageBridge Collection: Chester, Cheshire, 1940s

Chester, Cheshire, 1940s
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in the late 1940s. People are sitting on the benches and strolling along The Groves beside the banks of the river

Background imageBridge Collection: River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935

River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1935. People are fishing on the banks of the river and returning from a boat trip

Background imageBridge Collection: Radipole Lake, Weymouth, August 1929

Radipole Lake, Weymouth, August 1929
Families gather at Radipole Lake, also known as the Backwater, to feed the swans. The railway viaduct of the Weymouth and Portland Railway can be seen spanning the water in the distance

Background imageBridge Collection: Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920

Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920
A view of Wantage Road Station in Oxfordshire, c.1920, showing the track and platforms. Wantage Road station opened at the village of Grove just north of Wantage in 1846 and closed to passengers

Background imageBridge Collection: Gatehampton bridge and pumping station HEX 026

Gatehampton bridge and pumping station HEX 026
Bridges, Viaducts & Tunnels, Gatehampton bridge and pumping station HEX 026

Background imageBridge Collection: Penzance Viaduct, 1923

Penzance Viaduct, 1923
A GWR publicity view of Penzance Viaduct in Cornwall, taken in 1923. Wooden viaducts across rivers became a common feature of the railway in Cornwall as they were a cheaper alternative to longer

Background imageBridge Collection: Purton Station, looking towards Swindon

Purton Station, looking towards Swindon
This photograph shows Purton Station in Wiltshire, looking towards Swindon. The road bridge, station buildings and nameboard are all visible. The station opened in 1841 and closed in 1964

Background imageBridge Collection: Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. This image shows a number of holidaymakers on the beach at the base of the island, below the Island House Bridge

Background imageBridge Collection: Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951

Newquay Beach, Cornwall, June 1951
A GWR publicity view of Great Western Beach and the Island House Bridge at Newquay in Cornwall, June 1951. Holidaymakers are lounging on the sandy beach below the bridge

Background imageBridge Collection: Looking Upstream at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930

Looking Upstream at Looe, Cornwall, c. 1930
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, c.1930. This image was taken from the river bank and is looking upstream showing the quay

Background imageBridge Collection: Looe, Cornwall, March 1924

Looe, Cornwall, March 1924
A GWR publicity view of the coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, taken in March 1924 and looking upstream. The church tower of The Parish of Saint Nicholas is in the bottom right of the image

Background imageBridge Collection: Shaldon Bridge at Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937

Shaldon Bridge at Teignmouth, Devon, August 1937
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Bridge at Teignmouth in Devon, August 1937, showing the bridge stretching across the estuary with the village of Shaldon in the distance

Background imageBridge Collection: Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933

Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon, September 1933
A GWR publicity view of Shaldon Beach and Bridge, Devon. Taken in September 1933 from the shingle, this image shows boats on the beach at low tide

Background imageBridge Collection: The Riverside at Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s

The Riverside at Bideford, Devon, c. 1930s
A GWR publicity riverside view of the port town of Bideford on the northern coast of Devon. Taken from the old Bideford Long Bridge on a summers day in the 1930s

Background imageBridge Collection: Bideford, Devon, September 1934

Bideford, Devon, September 1934
A GWR publicity view of the port town of Bideford in Devon, taken September 1934. This image shows the Old Bideford Long Bridge on the left and the River Torridge running through the town

Background imageBridge Collection: Allerford, Somerset, September 1934

Allerford, Somerset, September 1934
A GWR Publicity view of the village of Allerford in Somerset, September 1934. Allerford is located near the coast in Exmoor National Park, between Porlock and Minehead

Background imageBridge Collection: Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
A GWR Publicity view of a woman and small child at the Bridge over the River Stour at Shipston-on-Stour in Warwickshire, c1920s

Background imageBridge Collection: Adelaide Bridge, Leamington Spa, c1924

Adelaide Bridge, Leamington Spa, c1924
A GWR Publicity view of Adelaide Bridge and the River Leam at Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, c1924. Adelaide Bridge became a Grade II listed monument in 1991

Background imageBridge Collection: Albert Clock, Barnstaple, September 1934

Albert Clock, Barnstaple, September 1934
A view of the Albert Clock looking towards the River Taw and the Taw Bridge. The Albert Clock stands in The Square and was built as a memorial to Queen Victorias husband, Prince Albert

Background imageBridge Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, August 1927. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageBridge Collection: Old Dee Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927

Old Dee Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of the Old Dee Bridge in Chester, Cheshire, August 1927. The bridge is made of red sandstone and is the oldest bridge in the city

Background imageBridge Collection: The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in June 1925 with people going on boat trips on the river



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