Cast iron bridge near Coal Brook Dale

Engraving, 1782, by Ellis, W., Rooker, M.A.

Cast iron bridge near Coal Brook Dale

Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits

Lithograph, 1850, by Hawkins, G.

Britannia Tubular Bridge over the Menai Straits

Troon Harbour

Painting, unknown date, by Wyllie, W.

Troon Harbour

The SS Great Eastern under way

Lithograph, 1865, by Dudley, R.

The SS Great Eastern under way

Welcome to ICE Image Library

Historic engineering photos, illustrations and drawings available to download

About the Library

Located at the ICE headquarters at One Great George Street, the ICE Library collection is designated as being of outstanding national importance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. With over 130,000 titles, the ICE Library is one of the largest resources in civil engineering in the world.

The collection

The site offers a gallery of images from the extensive collection of the Library and Archives at ICE. Gathered from its portraits, paintings and photographs, as well as plates, drawings and illustrations to classic engineering texts, the images date from the 1700s onwards.

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