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The Structure and Progress of the Forth Bridge1

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AS a visit to the works of the Forth Bridge is included in the programme of the present meeting of this Institution, the author trusts that a short sketch of the preliminary proceedings, with a description of the structure and progress, from one engaged on the work from its outset, will prove of interest in explaining the reasons and means adopted for connecting the railways on opposite shores of the Firth of Forth, at the site of the historic ferry and still existing Hawes Inn, whose time-table for the departures of the ferry-boat is so quaintly alluded to in “The Antiquary.”

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