Forth Rail Bridge 125th Anniversary

125th Anniversary of the Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Rail Bridge 125th Anniversary

Celebrating 125 years of the Forth Rail Bridge, double dated railway collectable. The Forth is a cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. Completed in December 1889, it is considered a symbol of Scotland, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by English engineers Sir John Fowler and Sir Benjamin Baker.

Construction of the bridge began in 1882, completed in December 1889 and opened on 4th March 1890 by the Prince of Wales and future Edward VII . The bridge carries the Edinburgh–Aberdeen line across the Forth between the villages of South Queensferry and North Queensferry and has a total length of 8,094 feet. When it opened it had the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world.

Collectable features the impressive bridge at sunset with Fireworks stamp and North Queensferry, Inverkeithing postmark 1st December 2014 and doubled 4th March 2015 with Scottish definitive stamp and Forth Bridge label.

Product Code: R264A


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