SX4358 : Royal Albert Bridge

taken 13 days ago, near to St Budeaux, Plymouth, Great Britain

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Royal Albert Bridge
Royal Albert Bridge
This is an unusual viewpoint, taken from the water below, but it seems to emphasise the beauty and superb engineering of this iconic Victorian bridge.
Royal Albert Bridge

The Royal Albert Bridge was constructed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1859. It was opened by Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria on 2nd May 1859, just four months before the great engineer's death (15th September 1859). The prince himself only lived on for a little over two years, dying on 14th December 1861.
The 172' high bridge extends 2188' (667m) from St Budeaux, Plymouth on the Devon side across to Saltash in Cornwall. It has two main spans each of 465'(141m) with a total of 17 further "lead in" spans. (I think 10 on the Devon side, 7 on the Cornish). For more information see a dedicated website here LinkExternal link and the Wikipedia entry here LinkExternal link - {you may notice some discrepancies between the details on the two sites}

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Date Taken
Monday, 31 May, 2021   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4360 5872 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:24.4490N 4:12.1418W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4349 5879
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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