046316:King Edward VII Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Unknown around 1905

  • Description

    Type : Photograph Medium : Print-black-and-white Description : A black-and-white photograph taken around 1905 of a group of men working on the construction of the King Edward VII Bridge. The men are standing or crouching underneath huge steel girders. They are wearing shirts and trousers. All of the men have rolled up their shirtsleeves. A few of the men are wearing waistcoats over their shirts but only the man standing in the foreground is wearing his waistcoat buttoned up. The three crouching men in the foreground wear trouser braces and collarless shirts.The men are in the working chamber in one of the caissons. The foundations of the three central piers of the bridge were built on caissons rather than piles driven into the river bed. The King Edward VII Bridge was officially opened in 1906 by King Edward VII.Bridges Collection : Newcastle Local Studies Pictures Collection Printed Copy : If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt quoting Accession Number : 046316
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4080980325/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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