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This picture shows the Royal Albert bridge.
May I first say that the angle of the picture is not an attempt to be arty but rather that it was taken quickly to capture the moment and holding the camera over a high fence.
The bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and construction started in 1853 and completed in 1859. It is a bowstring suspension bridge and carries one railway line. It crosses the River Tamar that is, in part, the border between the English counties of Cornwall and Devon.
It is 1100 feet long and when it was proposed the Royal Navy insisted that it had to be high enough for its ships to pass underneath (Sailing ships in those days).
It is still in use today.

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