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August 19, 1850, 19th century
Montreal Gazette
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"I have no doubt that a bridge may be constructed, but the question is what kind of a bridge. (...) In modern art we have the London Bridge, which is considered the greatest thing of its kind, we have Mr. Telford's Bridge, and Mr. Stephenson's tubular bridge, of these, the London Bridge alone consumed, by accurate computation, as much labour as built the great pyramid of Cheops, and Mr. Stephenson put his wonderful tubular bridge over the Menai, because it was deemed certain that Mr. Telford's suspension bridge, though perfectly safe for a mail coach, or any number of them, would be shivered by the vibration of a steam engine."