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South Wales Railway: Opening of the Chepstow Bridge, 1852. Wrought iron tubular suspension bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow. This bridge, constructed 1849-1852, was an innovative design by Sambaed Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and the use of wrought iron tubular girders is considered to be a dummy run for his last great masterpiece, the Royal Albert bridge over the Tamar at Saltash. The Chepstow bridge carried the South Wales Railway over the Wye just above its junction with the Severn. Brunel was engineer to the railway. From 'The Illustrated London News'. (London, 24 July 1852).

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South Wales Railway: Opening of the Chepstow Bridge, 1852. Wrought iron tubular suspension bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow.  This bridge, constructed 1849-1852, was an innovative design by Sambaed Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) and the use of wrought iron tubular girders is considered to be a dummy run for his last great masterpiece, the Royal Albert bridge over the Tamar at Saltash.   The Chepstow bridge carried the South Wales Railway over the Wye just above its junction with the Severn. Brunel was engineer to the railway.   From 'The Illustrated London News'. (London, 24 July 1852).