Crosses River Tamar Locale Between Plymouth and Saltash, United Kingdom Maintained by Network Rail Designer I K Brunel Design Lenticular truss Material Iron Total length 2,187.5 feet (666.8 m) Width 16.83 feet (5.13 m) (inside piers) Height 172 feet (52.4 m) Longest span 2 of 455 feet (138.7 m) Number of spans 19 Piers in water 3 Clearance below 100 feet (30 m) Construction begin May 1854 Construction end April 1859 Opened 2 May 1859 Coordinates
Royal Albert bridge Another design of Brunel's, the Royal Albert Bridge carries trains over the River Tamar from Devon into Cornwall. Brunel's name can be seen inscribed above either end of the bridge.
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Tamar Road Bridge & Brunel Rail Bridge - the eastern gateway to Cornwall.spans the river Tamar which forms the natural boundry between Devon and Cornwall. I always have a tear leaving Cornwall over this bridge.
1st class - Royal Albert Bridge (1854-1857). The magnificent Royal Albert Bridge, designed and built to carry the Cornwall Railway at a height of 100 feet across the waters of the River Tamar at Saltash, must surely be recognised as one of his most outstanding works. Its unique design and handsome proportions, set in an idyllic location between the hills of Devon and Cornwall, give an aura of grace and majesty all of its own. As the “Gateway to Cornwall” it forms a fitting and lasting…
Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, Cornwall. This bowstring tubular plate girder railway bridge over the River Tamar connects Devonport in Devon to Saltash in Cornwall. Built by the engineer I K Brunel, work began on the bridge in 1848 and was completed in 1859. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1954 with a goods train steaming across the bridge.