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Menai Bridge - The Irish Day Mail from Euston Entering the Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits
Stirring image of late-Victorian rail
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
This beautifully composed shot taken from the south side of the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits - with its grand Egyptian-style facade fronted by imposing twin lions - is all the more stunning for being shot on WKL Dickson's own 68mm format. The exceptional detail of this large-format film (nearly four times the area of conventional 35mm film and almost as big as today's IMAX) enhances what is already a highly evocative image.
The bridge was designed by 'father of the railways' George Stephenson.
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