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Background imageSpan Collection: When Adam delved and Eve span

When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman. 1892

Background imageSpan Collection: Swans, Windsor Bridge, Henley

Swans, Windsor Bridge, Henley
Mute swans feed from a pontoon near the Windsor Bridge across the River Thames, Henley, Berkshire, UK. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageSpan Collection: Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales

Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales
View of construction work on the Landore Viaduct, over the Swansea valley and the River Tawe, on the Great Western Railway, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageSpan Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia - Completed

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia - Completed
A view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia - pictured shortly after construction had finished. The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd

Background imageSpan Collection: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
The fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham. Designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and finished in 1805, the aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain

Background imageSpan Collection: Adana, Turkey - The Bridge

Adana, Turkey - The Bridge
Adana, capital of Adana Province in south east Turkey. The ancient Antioch on the Sarus. One of the largest cities in Turkey - the gateway to the Cilician Plain

Background imageSpan Collection: Card celebrating 20 years of Czechoslovakia

Card celebrating 20 years of Czechoslovakia (1918 - 1938)

Background imageSpan Collection: Japan - Inland Sea and the Kintai Bridge - decorative border

Japan - Inland Sea and the Kintai Bridge - decorative border
Japan - The Inland Sea and the Kintai Bridge, a historical wooden arch bridge, in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The bridge was built in 1673, spanning the Nishiki River

Background imageSpan Collection: The Runcorn Railway Bridge over the Mersey

The Runcorn Railway Bridge over the Mersey
The Runcorn Railway Bridge over the River Mersey

Background imageSpan Collection: The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
The fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham. Designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and finished in 1805, the aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain

Background imageSpan Collection: Concepts / Mans Life

Concepts / Mans Life
The Egyptian ram-god Khnum is the creator of life, which he forms from clay on his potters wheel, while Thoth measures the span of the persons life

Background imageSpan Collection: Waalbrug - The Walloon Bridge, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Waalbrug - The Walloon Bridge, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSpan Collection: Kingston Bridge, Kingston upon Thames

Kingston Bridge, Kingston upon Thames
A view of Kingston Bridge over the River Thames - designed by Edward Lapidge and opened on 17th July 1828. The bridge is built of Portland stone and comprises five elliptical arches. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSpan Collection: The Erskine Bridge - a multi span cable-stayed box girder bridge spanning the River Clyde

The Erskine Bridge - a multi span cable-stayed box girder bridge spanning the River Clyde in west central Scotland which opened on July 2, 1971. Date: circa 1972

Background imageSpan Collection: Henley-on-Thames Regatta

Henley-on-Thames Regatta
Hiring out river craft along Thameside during the royal regatta. early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageSpan Collection: Pacific Railroad, Costa Rica - Puente Rio Grande

Pacific Railroad, Costa Rica - Puente Rio Grande
Pacific Railroad Bridge over the Rio Grande - Costa Rica Date: circa 1908

Background imageSpan Collection: Secular Games held in Rome

Secular Games held in Rome
The Secular Games (Ludi Saeculares) are held in Rome to commemorate a 100-year span of Roman history. Despite their name, the Games were a religious celebration involving sacrifices

Background imageSpan Collection: Aberdeen, Scotland - Brig O Balgowmie

Aberdeen, Scotland - Brig O Balgowmie
Old Aberdeen, Scotland - Brig O Balgowmie (Bridge of Don) over the River Don. Date: 1920

Background imageSpan Collection: Entrance to Menai Bridge

Entrance to Menai Bridge
The entrance to the Menai Bridge from the Carnarvon shore. The bridge between mainland Wales and Anglesey was designed by Thomas Telford and opened in 1826

Background imageSpan Collection: The Bridge of Tiberius, Rimini, Romagna, Italy

The Bridge of Tiberius, Rimini, Romagna, Italy
The Bridge of Tiberius (Ponte di Tiberio) or Bridge of Augustus (Latin: Pons Augustus) is a Roman bridge over the Marecchia River (ancient Ariminus) in Rimini, Italy. Date: 1903

Background imageSpan Collection: Sikorsky Bomber

Sikorsky Bomber
Igor Sikorsky designed this bomber for the United States Army, with a 30 metre wing span, and an anticipated speed of 225 km/h

Background imageSpan Collection: Interior, Birmingham Railway Station

Interior, Birmingham Railway Station
Passengers await their train beneath Birmingham Stations soaring canopy, upheld by a lattice of girders providing a wide span over the tracks

Background imageSpan Collection: Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N6937C

Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N6937C, of Slick Airways looking spick and span after a wash. Date: circa 1960

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Mr A.E. Farr, consulting engineer for the substructure contractors, John Howard and Co. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction of the Aust viaduct to the Aust cable anchor point. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - A view of the temporary viaduct to Beachley Tower, on a hazy morning. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction yard at the Aust end. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View over the Severn from Beachley, with the Severn Car Ferry passing. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View over the Severn from Beachley, with the Severn Car Ferry passing. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View of the Beachley Tower, with the Severn Car Ferry passing. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View over the Severn from Beachley. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - A view of the temporary viaduct to Beachley Tower, on a hazy morning. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - A view of the temporary viaduct to Beachley Tower, on a hazy morning. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - A view of the temporary viaduct to Beachley Tower, on a hazy morning. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction of the Aust viaduct to the Aust cable anchor point. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Bristolian construction worker enjoying a swig of Corona Orangeade at the Aust end construction yard. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View over the Severn from Beachley, with the Severn Car Ferry about to pass the Beachley tower. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - View over the Severn from Beachley, with the Severn Car Ferry about to pass the Beachley tower. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction of the Aust viaduct to the Aust cable anchor point. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction yard at the Aust end. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction yard at the Aust end. Date: 1963

Background imageSpan Collection: Building the Severn Bridge

Building the Severn Bridge - Construction of the Aust viaduct to the Aust cable anchor point. Date: 1963



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