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Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash showing figures on the railway under the suspending tubes

No. 104. Reverse carries the stamp: "Stereoscopic Treasures / Published by W. Spreat 229 High Street Exeter."
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

Spreat, W, publisher, 229 High Street, Exeter

Stereoview of the Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash taken from the South East showing scaffolding on the towers

No. 102. Reverse carries the stamp: "Stereoscopic Treasures / Published by W. Spreat 229 High Street Exeter."
In 1853 the chains intended to be used for the Clifton Suspension Bridge were sold and reused to form Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. The bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859.

Spreat, W, publisher, 229 High Street, Exeter

Stereoview of the Menheniot Viaduct, Cornwall

Reverse has text: "152. Menheniot Viaduct, Cornwall. / The height of this Viaduct, the most ornamental on the Cornwall Railway, is best seen and appreciated from the valley below. Its appearance is truly grand, stepping with gigantic strides from hill to hill, and dwarfing the tallest trees."
In 1845 the Cornwall Railway surveyed a line to link Plymouth with Truro and Falmouth, together with several branches. I K Brunel was the engineer. The viaduct at Menheniot was one of 34 timber fan viaducts built to Brunel's standard design.

Spreat, W, publisher, 229 High Street, Exeter

Stereoview of the Menheniot Viaduct, Cornwall

Reverse has text: "151. Menheniot Viaduct, Cornwall. / The Cornish Railway is carried at a high level, and the numerous valleys it has to cross are spanned with Viaducts of the most light and seemingly fragile construction. The Viaduct at Menheniot is one of the loftiest, and is the most ornamental on the line. It is a beautiful piece of woodwork, and a most picturesque object in connection with the richly wooded valley it spans." Label: "Sold by Edward Lavin, Mineral Museum, Chapel Street, Penzance".

Spreat, W, publisher, 229 High Street, Exeter

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