Queensferry Cantilever, vertical column at full height as seen from top of cantilever pier [Forth Bridge].

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From the Photographic Books Collection Collection Collection
Part of The Forth Bridge in its Various Stages of Construction and compared with the most notable bridges of the world. Parent record level Album/Book/Portfolio

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Extreme height from surface of masonry pier, 342 feet. Centres apart at base, 120 feet. Centres apart at summit, 33 feet. The first lift was made in October 1886, and the last in April 1887.

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April 1887

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Image courtesy of University of St Andrews Library.


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Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID PhotoTG64-F7P45-pl30

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