[Montreal, Canada.] Shoving of the Ice upon No.9 Pier, 1858.
Published by John Weale, London, 1860.
Lithograph, sheet 275 x 390mm. 10¾ x 15¼". Repaired split bottom edge just inside edge of the image above the publication line. No paper missing. Two further repairs this the sky. Abrasion in left margin.
A wintry landscape, with men at work, using a horse-drawn sleigh, as part of the construction of Victoria Bridge (French: Pont Victoria), officially known as Victoria Jubilee Bridge, Canada. The bridge spans the St. Lawrence River, linking Montreal, Quebec, to the city of Saint-Lambert. Opened in 1859, it was the first to span the St. Lawrence River, and as such is an important historic bridge in Canada. It remains in use to this day, carrying both road and rail traffic. From 'Construction of the great Victoria Bridge in Canada by James Hodges, engineer, to Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts, contractors', 2 vols., by James Hodges.
Abbey Scenery: 631, 5.
[Ref: 17187] £160.00