Talks about the Forth Bridge - the longest railway bridge in the world and the first large structure made of steel. Crossing the wide Firth of Forth west of Edinburgh in Scotland, it represents one of the greatest engineering triumphs of Victorian Britain, man's victory over the intractable topography of land and water.
Iain Boyd Whyte is an architectural historian specializing in the architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Angus J. Macdonald is a structural engineer with particular research interests in the relationship between structure and architecture. Both teach in the Department of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. Colin Baxter, renowned for his sensitive images of the Scottish landscape, is one of Scotland's most celebrated photographers.