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The Briggers

By: Wills, Elspeth

1839830042 / 9781839830044
Paperback
624.2094133
07/05/2020
Published 07/05/2020
28 cm 144 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Reprint. Published in Scotland. Originally published: 2019.

The Forth Bridge has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of Victorian engineering on the planet and has achieved an iconic status as one of the great feats of western civilisation since its official opening in 1890.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning archive images, Elspeth Wills uncovers the human story behind 'the engineering marvel': the story of the Briggers.

It is a story that has never been told before - of ordinary men working on an extraordinary structure in an often hostile and dangerous environment.

Recognised throughout the world as an enduring icon of Scotland, the Forth Bridge is more than just a testament to the genius of Victorian engineering, it is a monument to all those who worked to realise its vision and to the scores of lives that were lost in the process.

In this groundbreaking new work, Elspeth Wills gives a voice to the forgotten heroes who helped to make the ambition of the Bridge a reality.

BIC:

1DBKSC Central Scotland, 3J Modern period, c 1500 onwards, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HB History, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HD Archaeology, TNCJ Bridges, WQH Local history

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