October 1879: Forth Rail Bridge

Designed by Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker, the Forth Road Bridge is one of Britain’s undisputed engineering wonders

On page 292 we give some preliminary illustrations of the proposed railway bridge over the Firth of Forth. We say proposed, because, although the designs have been completed and the contracts for its construction let, none of the capital has yet been subscribed. From our illustrations it will be gathered that the structure as designed is of gigantic proportions, and such as have never yet been attempted…

Forth Rail Bridge 1

Forth Rail Bridge 2