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PostSubject: Big iron & bridges ... The Forth Bridge   Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:49 pm

It's really amazing some of the things we can do. I love big iron and bridges, and the Forth along with the Eiffel Tower seem to me to be perfect examples of a beautiful marriage of art and engineering. Hopefully I can get back to Scotland again sometime for another look Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWvxWbBlRRw

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PostSubject: Re: Big iron & bridges ... The Forth Bridge   Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:35 pm

Good grief Ian, are you mind reading me over there in chilly Canada or what?

Take a lookee at this web site I have under development this week.

http://www.stainmore150.co.uk/stainmore_story/constructing_the_line.html

Only a few pages are up there yet and available to read but you can see the one on viaducts too ...

Thomas Bouch had actually started building his own Forth Bridge design for the North British Railway when his Tay Bridge just to the north took its famous nosedive in December 1879. Otherwise you would have been looking at quite a different bridge over the Forth at the moment. You can still see bits of his foundations out there in the estuary.

Another fine mess he nearly got everyone into eh?

I hope I see that big iron bridge you have in Edmonton someday.

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PostSubject: Re: Big iron & bridges ... The Forth Bridge   Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:00 pm

Thanks for that my friend, very interesting. I think my favourite city in the world is Edinburgh, but Dundee is pretty darn neat as well, and is home to the coolest Dragon sculpture I've ever seen.

One of my favourite bands is Runrig and a few years back I was asked by a chap who was working for the SNP if I'd add a banjo track to "Rocket to the Moon" ... that decision was made in about a nanosecond Very Happy

I hope no one minds all this music uhoh

BTW, the High Level bridge in Edmonton has it's own waterfall ... and people think Canadians are boring Laughing

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