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Forth Bridge construction
Damaged photograph of the main support pier of the Queensferry cantilever showing the bridge building materials stockpiled including the curved plates used on the 12ft tubes.

Forth Bridge Construction
Photograph of Fife main pier, view from west of central tower at full height, double cantilevers in construction.

Forth Bridge construction
Photograph of the Fife main pier on the Forth Bridge under construction showing the massive skewback joints and the support tubes being riveted using riveting cages and riveting machines.

Forth Bridge Construction
Photograph of the circular raft used to measure the contours of the rock around the two south piers at Inchgarvie. Surveying equipment on the raft includes mooring blocks, winches and tide gauges.

Forth Bridge construction
Photograph of the Queensferry cantilever of the Forth Bridge under construction showing details of the main tubes and the criss-crossing network of support girders in between.

Forth Bridge Construction
Workers, posed, on sea bed foundations in the Queensferry north west caisson, with William Arrol's (the Forth Bridge contractor) invention, the hydraulic spade (photograph taken in artificially created conditions below water).

Forth Bridge Construction
Photograph of a cage with crane for building base member. There is a worker at crane controls, and others standing within the cage.

Forth Bridge construction
Photograph of workmen working on a skewback (upper or sliding bedplate) on the drill roads for the Forth Bridge.

Forth Bridge Construction
Photograph of the pumping out Queensferry north west caisson. A view of the inside of the caisson with men and boys watching.