Fourth Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland, postcard.
Description:
Colour postcard from page 91 of the 1913-1916 album compiled by Wilder Penfield. Features an image of the Forth Bridge on the upper half, and building and labour statistics printed on the lower half. Believed to be acquired while Penfield was in Scotland in 1915.
Physical Description:
image.postcard.colour 8.8 x 13.8 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series O (Objects) -- Sub-Series O/V (Objects, visual) -- Photograph Album (1913-1916) -- page91 -- image1
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Fourth Bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland, postcard. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series O (Objects) -- Sub-Series O/V (Objects, visual) -- Photograph Album (1913-1916) -- page91 -- image1 . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=8771
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Notes:
Text on bottom half of card:
"THE FORTH BRIDGE - THE LABOUR OF 5000 MEN (DAY AND NIGHT) FOR 7 YEARS. / ENGINEERS - SIR JOHN FOWLER & SIR BENJAMIN BAKER. / CONTRACTOR - SIR WILLIAM ARROL. / COST OVER 3,500,000. / Total legnth of viaducts of 1 1/2 miles including approaches. Two clear spans of 1710 feet ea. / Two spans of 680 feet ea. Highest part above high water level, 361 feet. Deepest foundation below high water level, 91 feet. Weight of steel used, 51,000 tons. Number of rivets 5,000,000."

Location:
Forth, Firth of (Scotland).
Call Number:
O/V Photograph Album (1913-1916)