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ISBN: 9781780276960
Published: 03 Jun 2021
Format: Paperback
Extent: 112
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
History / Local history
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About the Book

At the time of its construction, the Forth Bridge was the largest bridge in the world, and to this day it remains a breathtaking monument to the vision and confidence of the Victorian age which created it. For seven years, thousands of men from all over Europe worked beneath the waters of the Forth and hundreds of feet in the sky on what was widely regarded as the eighth wonder of the modern world.

Sheila Mackay vividly recounts the story of the bridge from its inception to the opening ceremony in 1890. Featuring more than a hundred archive photographs which detail every stage of the project, this book is a magnificent celebration of one of humankind’s most impressive engineering achievements.

The Author

Sheila MacKay

Sheila MacKay lived for several years in Egypt and North America before returning to her native Scotland to bring up her family and work as a journalist. She founded Moubray House Press in Edinburgh's Royal Mile and later wrote several non-fiction books and a novel. She divides her time between Scotland and Spain.