Construction of David Livingstone Memorial Bridge

A fantastic photo I’ve only seen for the first time this week, shared here. These are the construction workers at Blantyre’s David Livingstone Memorial Bridge during the early 1950s.

The old suspension bridge was away and construction of the new bridge had started, with scaffolding in place and the beams being hoisted into position. Rather flimsy looking beams for the size of the bridge.

A great photo, despite its damage.

With thanks to Pauline Elliott.

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