The Royal Albert Bridge. A wonderful image of a great bridge. One of the most enjoyable things that I’ve done in recent years was to walk over the two ‘spans’ on a pitch-black night. See here for an account.

The Royal Albert Bridge. A wonderful image of a great bridge. One of the most enjoyable things that I’ve done in recent years was to walk over the two ‘spans’ on a pitch-black night. See here for an account.

The Royal Albert Bridge. Recent paint analysis carried out by  Patrick Baty, of Papers and Paints established the colour employed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel when it was built in 1858.
Taking the paint samples was quite an exciting affair and meant walking over the top at 2am when the trains were not running.  The ‘tubes’ are 185 feet above the water and rounded – a previous career as a military parachutist is the perfect training for tasks such as these.

The Royal Albert Bridge. Recent paint analysis carried out by Patrick Baty, of Papers and Paints established the colour employed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel when it was built in 1858.

Taking the paint samples was quite an exciting affair and meant walking over the top at 2am when the trains were not running. The ‘tubes’ are 185 feet above the water and rounded – a previous career as a military parachutist is the perfect training for tasks such as these.

 Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints on top of the Royal Albert Bridge. Who says that paint analysis isn’t exciting!
See a slideshow of the bridge and the findings.
More of his work can be seen here.
A short BBC interview with Patrick can be seen here.

Patrick Baty of Papers and Paints on top of the Royal Albert Bridge. Who says that paint analysis isn’t exciting!

See a slideshow of the bridge and the findings.

More of his work can be seen here.

A short BBC interview with Patrick can be seen here.

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