12 July 2005
A set of plans and drawings for the Forth Rail Bridge is being auctioned by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh today. The documents, dated 1881 and 1882, include maps of the planned course of the railway, drawings of the structure and some annotations. The original owner was Patrick Meik who was resident engineer for the bridge's foundations and piers. The set is expected to sell for up to US$4,000.