Darwin Harbour, Falkland Islands

I have had much help in my attempts to trace the Darwin Harbour bridge in the Falkland Islands from the local Department of Highways and the Stanley Museum, without success. Louis Harper mentioned this bridge in his application to become an associate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The Stanley Museum kindly sent me a photograph of a truss pier-supported bridge, dating from 1910, across a section of the harbour and I can only surmise that the Harper suspension bridge must have preceded it from about 1890 to 1910. The bridge may have been overcome by the weather, despite its system of suspension.

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