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Construction of the Great Victoria Bridge in Canada~James Hodge, Engineer

Original double tint Lithographs by Kell Brothers, with touches of hand-colouring, from a drawings by S. Russel. Fine condition, A rare , high quality work on what was once the longest bridge in the world. Constructed between 1854 and 1859 it was a project of the Grand Trunk Railway, and was the earliest bridge to span the St Lawrence River. The two mile tubular railway bridge linked the cities of Montreal to Saint-Lambert. The Victoria Bridge is a testimony to a great 19th-century engineering achievement and also to the fascination with new technologies and techniques that characterized the period. This great work was illustrated with several fine views of the various stages of practical construction of the bridge and highly detailed engineers' plans covering all the technical aspects of the project.
James Stephenson and Alexander M. Ross were the engineers for the bridge; James Hodges built it for the contractors Sir Thomas Peto, Thomas Brassey and Edward Ladd Betts. Considering the great natural difficulties the builders encountered in its construction, not the least of which was the river icing up in winter, the bridge was opened to passenger carrying rail traffic on December 19, 1859.
Condition = Excellent
Sheet size: 27cm x 36.5cm. Illustrations vary in size.
Published by John Weale, London, 1860 .
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CANVB1

"View from below South Abutment"

This view was lithographed from an early photograph by Notman, Montreal, showing the completed bridge complete with the riverboat paddle steamer, Muskrat , in the forground.
Size of Image only = 28cm x 19.5cm
Price=AUD$220

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CANVB2

"Temporary Locomotive, Workmen's Houses and Workshops"

Size of Image only = 29cm x 19cm
Price=AUD$120

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 workshops, workmen, locomotive, tube
CANVB3

"Putting up wide Plates and Top of Tube"

Size of Image only = 29cm x 22cm
Price = AUD$120

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 workshops, workmen, locomotive, tube
CANVB4

"Laying Bottom of Tube"

Size of Image only = 28cm x 22cm
Price = AUD$120

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 workshops, workmen, locomotive, tube
CANVB5

"Centre Tube in Progress"

Size of Image only = 28.5cm x 22cm
Price = AUD$120

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 workshops, workmen, locomotive, tube
CANVB6

"Staging for Centre Tube"

Size of Image only = 28cm x 19cm
Price = AUD$120

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 workshops, workmen, locomotive, tube
CANVB7

"Shoving of Ice Upon No. 9 Pier, 1858"

Size of Image only= 28.5cm x 22cm
Price = AUD$120

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locomotive,St. Anne
CANVB8

"Railway Bridge Over Rapids of St. Anne's"

Size of Image only= 28cm x 18cm
Price = AUD$120