Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Edinburgh, Great Britain - Old PostCard

Another my lovely collection...

PostCard: Scotland, Great Britain
Printer:  Valentine & Sons Ltd.
Status: From Edinburgh, Great Britain to Germany
Sent Date: 30th May 1959
Discovery: bought it in 2009, at flea market in Bangkok, Thailand

The labor of 5,000 men (day & night) for seven years, opened March 1890. Cost over 3,000,000 pound. Length 1 1/2 miles. 2 spans 0f 1710 feet and 2 of 690 feet . Height 361 feet.
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. It is often called the Forth Rail Bridge or Forth Railway Bridge to distinguish it from the Forth Road Bridge. The bridge connects Scotland's capital city with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described as "the one internationally recognised Scottish landmark", it may be nominated by the British government to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in SCotland. The bridge and its associated railway infrastructure is owned by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. It is currently the longest cantilever bridge in the world for rail transport (second longest cantilever bridge in the world after the Quebec Bridge).

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