Tamar Road Bridge & Brunel Rail Bridge - the eastern gateway to Cornwall.spans the river Tamar which forms the natural boundry between Devon and Cornwall. I always have a tear leaving Cornwall over this bridge.
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Saxophonist and clarinetist John Surman is often characterized as a quintessentially English improviser and composer and hints of folk music and a pastoral ambience are attributes of his music on well-loved albums like The Road to Saint Ives or Saltash Bells. Yet he also has a long history of working with musicians from other countries and cultures players united by such invisible threads as a shared feeling for melody that transcends the idioms. John Surman met pianist Nelson Ayres known…
Crosses River Tamar Locale Between Plymouth and Saltash, United Kingdom Maintained by Network Rail Designer I K Brunel Design Lenticular truss Material Iron Total length 2,187.5 feet (666.8 m) Width 16.83 feet (5.13 m) (inside piers) Height 172 feet (52.4 m) Longest span 2 of 455 feet (138.7 m) Number of spans 19 Piers in water 3 Clearance below 100 feet (30 m) Construction begin May 1854 Construction end April 1859 Opened 2 May 1859 Coordinates
Net Photo: 66049 EWS Railway Class 66 at nr Saltash, Cornwall, United Kingdom by Nathan Stockman. With Devonport Dockyard in the background 66049 heads for St.Blazey depot in Cornwall with a loaded ballast train from Meldon Quarry