Figure 3

Forth Bridge construction: Works at Inchgarvie from wind gauge on castle ruins. Sheds to the right in the foreground are those containing electric light machinery, &c, while the platform to the left is the landing stage for passenger boats, with a background conspicuous in which will be noticed top of a temporary Caisson still intact. The method adopted for supporting diagonal struts independently of chains, is here shown in the shape of the small lattice girders running parallel to the portion of bottom members directly underneath. Transcription from: Philip Phillips, ‘The Forth Railway Bridge’, Edinburgh, 1890, , available on The National Library of Scotland’s Flickr stream, accessed: 25 April 2016.

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