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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 05:32 GMT 06:32 UK
Unveiling of Brunel bridge plaque
Royal Albert Bridge
The Royal Albert Bridge became the rail gateway to Cornwall
An historic plaque bearing the name of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is being unveiled on the Royal Albert Bridge between Devon and Cornwall.

Network Rail said the engraving on the Plymouth side of the bridge has been obscured for decades.

The restored plaque, which reads "IK Brunel Engineer, 1859" is being unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday for the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The Royal Albert Bridge was completed in 1859, the year Brunel died.

As a result, the Great Western Railway was able to pass through Plymouth into Cornwall.




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