Forth Bridge construction: Fife cantilever, at full height from village pier

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Where: 1A Battery Rd, North Queensferry, Inverkeithing KY11 1JZ, UK

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When: 01 January 1886

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Photograph of the Fife cantilever, at full height from village pier. A picture taken from a north-westerly position, so that the 4 vertical columns and 2 pairs of struts are all clear of each other. The foreground is exceptionally fine, for the day having been absolutely still, the heavy shadows of the tubes are reflected in the smooth water, which, together with the steamboats lying at the pier, produce an effect rarely seen in a picture of this class, and combine to make this view one of the most popular. Transcription from: Philip Phillips, 'The Forth Railway Bridge', Edinburgh, 1890.


Owner: National Library of Scotland
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