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Reference number

SM 79/1/15


Measured drawings of unidentified bridge and Schaffhausen bridge


3 (recto) Rough elevation of a covered 5-arch bridge, with a 3-arch extension; (verso) Rough plans showing access to bridge at Schaffhausen


3 (recto) Water and Dn; (verso) Schauffhausen, This shews the bend of the Bridge, Toll house, Center, Street and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid secretary paper (230 x 381)




post horn within crowned cartouche and C & I Honig below


P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.330; 'John Soane and the wooden bridges of Switzerland. Architecture and the culture of technology from Palladio to the Grubenmanns', Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, exhibition catalogue, 2003, p.95



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