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The Grand Opening of the Forth Rail Bridge – 4 March 1890

8 million rivets!

The Forth Rail Bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales on 4 March 1890.

To mark the day, we thought we’d post a fascinating newspaper story from 1890 that reports on this historic moment.

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Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – Wednesday 05 March 1890

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000289/18900305/052/0004

opening of the forth rail bridge

The Graphic – Saturday 01 February 1890

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18900201/013/0013

opening of the forth rail bridge

The Graphic – Saturday 01 March 1890

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18900301/015/001

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