Victoria Bridge (in Dredge's hometown of Bath) was his first bridge. He was a shareholder in the company that built it and they charged a toll of half a penny to cross it. The bridge weathered a powerful storm while it was being built which gave people confidence in it. It cost 1760 Pounds (in 1836) to build, it was turned into a public bridge in 1929, it was converted to a footbridge in 1946, and it's still in use.
I wonder if a modern steel suspension bridge was ever built using Dredge's 'Taper Principle?'
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