Rust

… rivet …

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… allegedly this lovely piece of rust is a rivet
from the Forth Rail Bridge …

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… I hope that’s true …

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… but in any case  I love it as an artefact …

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… apparently riveters were paid per rivet”hammered home”;
a young lad in his teens would heat it up,
another would hold it in position
and then another would hammer it into place …

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… some 6.5 million rivets were used in its construction …
(so they won’t miss my one)

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… interesting article here about the men who built it …

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… it’s a stunning bridge and if you’re interested there is
a whole lot of information here: Bridge Analysis …

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~ by marysia on 12 March 2018.

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