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"From Land to Sea: Captivating Construction Marvels Across the Globe" HMAS Melbourne head-on

Background imageConstruction Collection: United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees

United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees We Build and Fight with all our might! Date: 1942

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London. The south entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames

Background imageConstruction Collection: Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649

Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649
The Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1950

Background imageConstruction Collection: Kingston Bridge Glasgow under construction July 1969 Gap in span over River Clyde

Kingston Bridge Glasgow under construction July 1969 Gap in span over River Clyde X marks site of Daily Reocrd building being built Anderston Quay

Background imageConstruction Collection: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal

Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
The Kiss of the Oceans - The Atlantic meets the Pacific due to the construction of The Panama Canal - A lovely allegorical card relating to this phenomenal engineering project

Background imageConstruction Collection: HMAS Melbourne head-on

HMAS Melbourne head-on. HMAS Melbourne was laid down in 1943 as HMS Majestic. Construction was frozen at the end of WW2 but resumed in 1949 after the ship was taken over by the RAN

Background imageConstruction Collection: Site of Wimbledon tennis 24441_006

Site of Wimbledon tennis 24441_006
ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS AND CROQUET CLUB, Wimbledon, London. An aerial view of the site showing the re-development of Centre Court under construction. Photographed September, 2006

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans reaching out from both sides of the river - 11th January 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageConstruction Collection: Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325

Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge under construction around 1889. This picture was taken from the River Thames with shipping in the foreground

Background imageConstruction Collection: Spain, Barcelona. Sagrada Familia Cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi

Spain, Barcelona. Sagrada Familia Cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi

Background imageConstruction Collection: The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck

The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck alongside its complement of Skyhawk and Tracker aircraft. HMAS Melbourne was laid down in 1943 as HMS Majestic

Background imageConstruction Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis

Building of Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H. Davis
Series of diagrams depicting the construction of Sydney Harbour Bridge by ILN special artist, G. H. Davis. At the time of building

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)

The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b / w photo)
907790 The Tyne Bridge under construction, 27th February 1928 (b/w photo) by Geddie, James (1879-1944); Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; British, out of copyright

Background imageConstruction Collection: North Shields Docks EAW005502

North Shields Docks EAW005502
Smiths Docks, the Bull Ring Graving Docks and the Albert Edward Dock, North Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in May 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766

Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766
Old Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, Manchester. Exterior view of the Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, shown during the extensive surrounding building works, November 1971

Background imageConstruction Collection: WW2 poster, Switch off that Light

WW2 poster, Switch off that Light! Less Light -- More Planes. Date: 1940s

Background imageConstruction Collection: Barbican Estate EAW281182

Barbican Estate EAW281182
The Barbican Estate, London. Photographed in August 1974. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon

Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon
Engineers nearing completion on the first of 35 2, 700 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives built at the Swindon Works for the Western Region

Background imageConstruction Collection: Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris

Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before shipping to New York. 1885

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911

Building the HTP warehouse on Malpas Road, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1911
Warehouse being built for HTP (Hosken, Trevithick and Polkinhorn), who were agricultural and grain merchants. View of the frame of the building with scaffolding and gangs of workers

Background imageConstruction Collection: South Shields Shipyard EAW008937

South Shields Shipyard EAW008937
The Middle Docks & Engineering Company Ltd Ship Repair Yard at Middle Docks, South Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Titanic in Belfast Dock

The Titanic in Belfast Dock
Photograph of the ship while under construction in 1911

Background imageConstruction Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974

Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, Bristol. The bridge under construction. Work began on the bridge in 1836 under the supervision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel but stopped due to lack of funds

Background imageConstruction Collection: Brunels tunnelling shield

Brunels tunnelling shield
The tunnelling shield, or excavating machine designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769- 1849) & used in the construction of the lining of the Thames tunnel

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building and masonry tools

Building and masonry tools
Various building and masonry tools, including a saw, a mallet, chisels, hatchets, a trowel and a hammer

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Emp State Buil

Building Emp State Buil
A dizzy perch 350 yards above street level: A New York workman (Carl Russell) engaged on the worlds tallest bulding (at the time), the Empire State Building

Background imageConstruction Collection: Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge
The railway bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colorado : at the time of its construction, it is the highest bridge in the world

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Tyne Bridge under construction. c. 1928

The Tyne Bridge under construction. c. 1928
The Tyne Bridge under construction. c.1928

Background imageConstruction Collection: Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department

Viaduc de Millau bridge over Tarn river valley at sunrise, Millau, Aveyron Department, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Background imageConstruction Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageConstruction Collection: Gaudis Cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, still under construction, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Gaudis Cathedral of La Sagrada Familia, still under construction, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe

Background imageConstruction Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge
circa 1930: Sydney Harbour Bridge during construction. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageConstruction Collection: Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall

Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall
Two bridges over the River Tamar, connecting Plymouth, Devon and Saltash, Cornwall. On the left is the Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge designed by Brunel and completed in 1859

Background imageConstruction Collection: Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding

Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding and the BP Tanker British Hazel in dock. Date: 1963

Background imageConstruction Collection: Tyne shipyard EAW010662

Tyne shipyard EAW010662
The Neptune Shipyard on the River Tyne, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from the east. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in September 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001

Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001
HADRIANs WALL, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke showing the construction of Hadrians Wall to the immediate west of Banks East Turret (Turret 52a), in the early second century AD

Background imageConstruction Collection: Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904

Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904
A view of Winchcombe Station under construction in Gloucestershire, 1904. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageConstruction Collection: Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne after the construction of the High Level and Swing Bridges across the river

Background imageConstruction Collection: Forth Bridge Construct

Forth Bridge Construct
The Forth Bridge during construction. Designed by Sir John Fowler (1817- 1898) and Sir Benjamin Baker (1840-1907) and constructed by Sir William Arrol (1839-1913)

Background imageConstruction Collection: Bell Rock Lighthouse, near Arbroath, Scotland

Bell Rock Lighthouse, near Arbroath, Scotland
View of Bell Rock Lighthouse, near Arbroath, Scotland. Bell Rock is also known as the Inchcape Rock (made famous by a poem by Robert Southey)

Background imageConstruction Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20120996

EyeUbiquitous_20120996
Ireland, North, Belfast, The Crown Bar facade

Background imageConstruction Collection: Queen Elizabeth Ii-Cruiser

Queen Elizabeth Ii-Cruiser
General view dated 19 September 1967 of the British ocean liner " Queen Elizabeth II" in the John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland

Background imageConstruction Collection: WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts

WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps erect Nissen Huts
WW2 - Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps in France - erecting Nissen Huts in preparation for the arrival of the main body of the army - the caption notes that many men in the pioneer Corps fought in

Background imageConstruction Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945

Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945
During the Second World War many houses were destroyed, due to this, prefabricated houses (prefabs) were built, quickly and cheaply providing quality housing with all the amenities, central heating

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Demolition Excavator

The Demolition Excavator
Excavators (Hydraulic Excavators) are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper (or stick), bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the house

Background imageConstruction Collection: National Union, Gas worker and General Labourers, 1889 (colour litho)

National Union, Gas worker and General Labourers, 1889 (colour litho)
XCF272232 National Union, Gas worker and General Labourers, 1889 (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright



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"From Land to Sea: Captivating Construction Marvels Across the Globe" HMAS Melbourne head-on: Witness the sheer power and precision of naval construction as HMAS Melbourne takes center stage. Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal: Discover how human ingenuity conquered nature's boundaries, connecting two vast oceans through an awe-inspiring engineering feat. Site of Wimbledon tennis 24441_006: Beyond its sporting glory, delve into the intricate construction behind this iconic venue that has hosted countless historic moments in tennis history. Spain, Barcelona. Sagrada Familia Cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and architectural brilliance as you explore Gaudi's masterpiece under construction. Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064: Step back in time and witness a bustling shipyard where dreams took shape on a grand scale during the early 20th century. The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4/4): Uncover the story behind one of England's most recognizable landmarks, showcasing remarkable teamwork and engineering prowess. Building Sydney Harbour Bridge by G. H Davis: Marvel at this iconic Australian landmark that stands tall as a testament to human determination and skill amidst challenging conditions. The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck: Behind every mighty vessel lies an incredible team effort; join these brave sailors as they showcase their unity during construction. Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766: Explore architectural innovation at its finest with this unique stilted inn, defying gravity while offering stunning views from above ground level. North Shields Docks EAW005502 : Dive into maritime history at North Shields Docks – once a thriving hub for trade and industry – now preserved as a reminder of our industrial heritage. United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees.