Author: Elspeth Wills
Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Status: Pre-orders accepted, expected May 2021
£17.00 Pre-order: £15.99
The Briggers: the Story of the Men Who Built the Forth Bridge by Elspeth Wills. The Forth Bridge has long been recognised as one of the finest examples of Victorian engineering on the planet and has achieved an iconic status as one of the great feats of western civilisation since its official opening in 1890.
Lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning archive images, Elspeth Wills uncovers the human story behind ‘the engineering marvel’: the story of the Briggers. It is a story that has never been told before – of ordinary men working on an extraordinary structure in an often hostile and dangerous environment.