Section of Railway Underbridge, to Fairbairn's pat

Made:
1848

Section of Railway Underbridge, to Fairbairn's patent 11401, 1846, Half Moon Lane Bridge, Gateshead, by Robert Stephenson & Co., 1848, demolished 1976, sectioned by Vickers, Scotswood, 1994. William Fairbairn (1789-1874) devised new techniques in bridge construction and is said to have built a thousand bridges, including collaboration with Stephenson on the Britannia Bridge. See also 1975-68

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Category:
Civil Engineering
Object Number:
1995-478
credit:
Rennison, R.W.
status:
Permanent collection

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