Today was the 150 year anniversary of the opening of the Albert Bridge over the River Tamar.
Us Devon/Cornwall folk know that the Tamar river marks the dividing line between Devon and Cornwall. So it’s quite an important landmark.
The bridge is perhaps not the most pleasing to look at. It is however, a stroke of genius – just like the man himself.
The bridge usually only carries trains these days, but it was open today for people to walk across to mark to anniversary. A BBC news article here tells you more:
Of course I’m telling you all this, because in my first novel:
Love Engineered, the story is based around an Engineer – the new Brunel, and the building of a bridge across the Tamar!
In my novel, there is a competition to design the bridge. In real life, the work was commissioned to Brunel. But there was a competition to build a bridge in Bristol that he won.
Brunel even makes a cameo appearance in my novel.
However, my story isn’t so dull that it’s about bridges all the time – the main theme is a love story.
To purchase a copy of Love Engineered, go to my publishers website here: