Amazing Pictures Of The Forth Bridge Being Built

It opened in 1890. It’s still there.

1. This artist’s impression shows how it was supposed to turn out

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

2. But they were a long way off at this point

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3. A viaduct and one of the main structures in place

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

4. The big towers are each more than 100m tall

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

5. Yeah, that’s pretty big

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

6. The view from the end of the approach viaduct

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

7. An estimated 63 people died building these huge structures

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

8. The bridge took eight years to finish

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

9. Must have got a bit noisy for the people living in that house

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

10. The thing about people having to constantly paint it is a myth, although the bridge has always had a permanent maintenance crew

National Library of Scotland / Via Flickr: nlscotland

11. And it’s still looking pretty good today

Simon Bradshaw / Via Flickr: sjbradshaw

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