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In my opinion the most beautiful of all Brunel's timber viaducts. Ivybridge consisted of eleven bays giving a total length of 252 yards. It was 108 ft. 6 in. high. It is my theory that Brunel, who spent quite a bit of his time in Bristol, derived the design from the lierne vault of Bristol Cathedral.
Ivybridge Viaduct in a lithograph of c. 1850 by Thomas Mason of Exeter
A handcolored engraving of the Ivybridge Viaduct from around the middle of the nineteenth century
Another lithograph of Ivybridge Viaduct by the same artist -- this one showing the adjoining Ivybridge Station
Up broad gauge passenger train composed of broad- and narrow-bodied stock at Ivybridge Station in around 1890 with the viaduct in the background
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