Brunel’s Tamar Bridge

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge, the railway gateway into Cornwall spanning the river Tamar between Plymouth and Saltash.

Cornish Local Knowledge

Construction started on Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge in 1854 and was completed in 1859. It was opened by Prince Albert himself on 2 May 1859 and quickly became a memorial to Brunel when his name was placed above the portals at either end of the bridge after the great engineer passed away a year after the bridge’s opening.

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