Model of Union Chain Bridge Crest

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A half-size model of one of two identical crests from the Union Chain Bridge. The original cast-iron crests were attached to cables in the centre of the bridge which marks the border between Scotland and England. The crest shows clasped hands with foliage containing two thistles (representing Scotland) and two roses (representing England). The motto is 'Vis Unita Fortior' (United Strength is Stronger).

ICE Scotland Museum

Edinburgh

Title

Model of Union Chain Bridge Crest

Date

c.1820

Medium

3D print

Measurements

H 35 x W 38 x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

2021/013

Acquisition method

purchased

Work type

Sculpture

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