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Bridges Collection

"Bridges: Connecting the World with Architectural Marvels" Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a visionary engineer

Background imageBridges Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel with chains

Isambard Kingdom Brunel with chains
Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859) Designer and builder of railroads, bridges, tunnels, steamships, docks &c. pictured in front of the launching chain of the Great Eastern

Background imageBridges Collection: Tonbridge Castle, Kent, c. 1794 (pencil with wash on paper)

Tonbridge Castle, Kent, c. 1794 (pencil with wash on paper)
1146682 Tonbridge Castle, Kent, c.1794 (pencil with wash on paper) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); 19.8x27.7 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageBridges Collection: The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving)

The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving)
1050596 The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge)

Background imageBridges Collection: England, London, Tower Bridge, Thames Cruise Boat Passing Through Open Tower Bridge

England, London, Tower Bridge, Thames Cruise Boat Passing Through Open Tower Bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: Hampton Court Bridge (litho)

Hampton Court Bridge (litho)
7188372 Hampton Court Bridge (litho) by Luker, William (1820-92); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hampton Court Bridge. Illustration for London City Suburbs As They Are To-day by Percy Fitzgerald)

Background imageBridges Collection: La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere

La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere calme et joint des
FIA5341120 La demeure tranquille (The Quiet Abode). Description d un pont de bois qui traverse une riviere calme et joint des chemins de terre et menent dans la foret d ou depassent les sommets des

Background imageBridges Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageBridges Collection: The Humber Bridge at dusk, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Humber Bridge at dusk, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: (Old) London Bridge 1616

(Old) London Bridge 1616

Background imageBridges Collection: Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis

Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis
Series of diagrams depicting the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge by ILN special artist, G. H. Davis. At the time of building

Background imageBridges Collection: Newcastle Bridge - Old

Newcastle Bridge - Old
The bridge over the Tyne at Newcastle, with buildings on it, destroyed by flood in 1771

Background imageBridges Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageBridges Collection: Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States of America, North America

Background imageBridges Collection: England, Buckinghamshire, Stowe, Stowe Landscape Gardens, The Palladian Bridge

England, Buckinghamshire, Stowe, Stowe Landscape Gardens, The Palladian Bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: Newport Bridge 1906

Newport Bridge 1906
Newport Transporter Bridge, Monmouthshire, Wales, is one of the worlds few surviving aerial ferries. It was completed in 1906 by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. Date: 1906

Background imageBridges Collection: Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy Italy Venice Grand Canal Rialto Bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)

The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)
907790 The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b/w photo) by Geddie, James (1879-1944); Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; British, out of copyright

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridge, lake and house, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Bridge, lake and house, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: The Telford iron bridge, built in 1815, across the River Spey, near Craigellachie

The Telford iron bridge, built in 1815, across the River Spey, near Craigellachie, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridge over the River Suir, Carrick-on-Suir Town, County Tipperary, Munster

Bridge over the River Suir, Carrick-on-Suir Town, County Tipperary, Munster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Richmond Bridge, River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

Richmond Bridge, River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

Background imageBridges Collection: Transporter Bridge, Newport, Gwent, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Transporter Bridge, Newport, Gwent, South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Suspension bridge, Millau, Aveyron, Massif Central, France, Europe

Suspension bridge, Millau, Aveyron, Massif Central, France, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: The Tyne Bridge illuminated at night, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Tyne Bridge illuminated at night, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Putney Bridge 1905

Putney Bridge 1905

Background imageBridges Collection: Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Background imageBridges Collection: Aerial view of Britannia Bridge and the Menai Bridge, Menai Strait, Gwynedd

Aerial view of Britannia Bridge and the Menai Bridge, Menai Strait, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Hanging bridge in rainforest, La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica, Central America

Hanging bridge in rainforest, La Fortuna, Arenal, Costa Rica, Central America

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridge of the Americas, Panama Canal, Balboa, Panama, Central America

Bridge of the Americas, Panama Canal, Balboa, Panama, Central America

Background imageBridges Collection: Narrowboats moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bathampton, near Bath

Narrowboats moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Bathampton, near Bath, Avon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: The Forth Road Bridge, built in 1964, Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

The Forth Road Bridge, built in 1964, Firth of Forth, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Dale and viaduct from Monsal Head, Monsal Dale, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Dale and viaduct from Monsal Head, Monsal Dale, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: The Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway line, North Yorkshire

The Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway line, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: View of Knaresborough viaduct and the River Nidd from path leading to the Castle

View of Knaresborough viaduct and the River Nidd from path leading to the Castle, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Newport, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Newport, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageBridges Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageBridges Collection: London, The Shard and Tower Bridge

London, The Shard and Tower Bridge
UK, England, London, River Thames, The Shard and Tower Bridge

Background imageBridges Collection: Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, west London, was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. It was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: completed 1887

Background imageBridges Collection: Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne after the construction of the High Level and Swing Bridges across the river

Background imageBridges Collection: UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames
UK, London, The City and St. Pauls Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridges on the Tyne

Bridges on the Tyne
The handsome bridges connecting Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Great Tyne Bridge arches over Stephensons High Level Bridge, a double-decker built in 1846

Background imageBridges Collection: Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge
The railway bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colorado : at the time of its construction, it is the highest bridge in the world

Background imageBridges Collection: Bridge & Arctic Cathedral, Tromso, Norway

Bridge & Arctic Cathedral, Tromso, Norway

Background imageBridges Collection: Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department

Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageBridges Collection: Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBridges Collection: Hammersmith Bridge C1828

Hammersmith Bridge C1828
suspension bridge, with people and boats

Background imageBridges Collection: The Great Crumlin Viaduct, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway, Total Length

The Great Crumlin Viaduct, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway, Total Length, 1700 feet; Height
1609282 The Great Crumlin Viaduct, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway, Total Length, 1700 feet; Height, 200 feet (engraving) by English School




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"Bridges: Connecting the World with Architectural Marvels" Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a visionary engineer, revolutionized bridge construction by introducing chains as structural elements. The Humber Bridge gracefully stands at dusk, casting a mesmerizing silhouette in East Riding of Yorkshire, England - an emblem of human ingenuity. SS Oriana embarked on an extraordinary journey from tropical shores to snowy landscapes in 1964, bridging continents and cultures. The old Newcastle Bridge whispers tales of history and resilience, bearing witness to the evolution of a city over time. Runcorn-Widnes Bridge unites communities across the River Mersey, symbolizing solidarity and cooperation amidst bustling urban life. G. H Davis's masterpiece - Sydney Harbour Bridge - showcases the triumph of human determination against nature's formidable challenges during its construction. A hanging bridge amidst Costa Rica's lush rainforest in La Fortuna offers adventurers a thrilling experience while connecting them with nature's wonders. The iconic Bridge of the Americas proudly spans Panama Canal in Balboa, serving as a testament to mankind's ability to conquer vast waterways for global trade. Runners crossing bridges during marathons epitomize endurance and perseverance as they push their limits towards personal victories and collective inspiration. Mackinac Bridge majestically stretches over Michigan's Great Lakes region, linking two peninsulas together while offering breathtaking views that stir wanderlust within all who traverse it. The enchanting Rialto Bridge elegantly arches over Venice’s Grand Canal; an architectural gem that has connected Venetians for centuries through its timeless beauty. Putney Bridge captured in 1905 transports us back in time when horse-drawn carriages traversed its elegant structure.