Coyle, J. E. F.
1895

Blueprint Sydney Northbridge Suspension Long Gully Bridge

North Sydney Bridge

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, original late 19th century cyanotype (blueprint) profile view of the "North Sydney Bridge" NSW, then a suspension bridge, (also known as Northbridge or Long Gully Bridge). Original 48" rolled old blueprint paper with slight signs of wear consistent with date of late 19th century but fresh and bright from a protected environment. The rigid symmetry of the suspension bridge contrasts with the sketch-like character of the title and gully profile. Scale 20' = 1".

The Suspension Bridge in Northbridge, NSW was built as a steel suspension bridge with sandstone turreted towers by a private syndicate to promote residential development. The bridge opened to traffic in in January, 1892. With a suspension span of about 500 feet, it was considered one of the engineering wonders of Sydney and became a great tourist attraction. In 1939 the bridge was rebuilt as a reinforced concrete two rib arch bridge, with the original towers intact. (1)

Manuscript address on the verso "F. L. Keir Esq. Chief Engineer's. Railway Department. Brisbane. Queensland." Keir was an engineer with the railways department (2).

Sources:
(1) https://apps.environment.nsw.gov.au/dpcheritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4309506
(2) https://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/wm11VYQ_Albert_Bridge_Brisbane_QLD_AustraliaSources:

CREATOR: Coyle, J. E. F.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1895

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Australia

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  Rolled with wide margins. Clean. Manuscript owners name on verso.

COLORING: Blue

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 48 " x 23 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 300

PRICE: $1500

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