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“A walk to Saltash” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Albert Bridge

Royal Albert Bridge
Parallel to the A38 Tamar Road Bridge, Saltash, England
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Saltash
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A walk to Saltash”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We parked in the Devon side car park of the Tamar road bridge and walked across the bridge adjacent to Brunel's masterpiece. The latter is currently being repainted so much of it is covered in scafolding and orange men climbing around like ants. However you can still watch the trains using the single track as they slowly cross the river.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Saltash, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Brunels masterpiece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

if your interested in engineering and railways you will love this.stand on the bridge and watch the Cornish Riviera express and other trains thunder across the tamar.

Visited June 2013
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Iconic symbol of industrial revolution”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It looks fabulous and Brunel's bow-string/compression/suspension principle is unusual. Some see it as a gateway to Cornwall, but for me it's simply a great engineering masterpiece that spans a tricky river to cross and links Cornwall to the rest of the community.
Travelling over it by train is great, but you get great views of it from the newer Tamar road bridge and from Saltash waterside. Make your way down to the river front, where there is a statue of Brunel and a mural celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth. Couple of pubs and a friendly cafe [Ashtorre Rock] right under the bridge.

Visited July 2013
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Iconic history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A fabulous piece of heritage for Cornwall and Plymouth. What is there not to love about the Brunel Bridge?

Visited July 2013
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Engineering excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

this is the most iconic bridge built by Brunel and has stood the test of time and is unique which is more than can be said for the modern suspension bridge alongside

Visited November 2012
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