Carr Bridge at night in winter. This packhorse stone bridge crosses the River Dulnain at Carrbridge, in the Highlands region of Scotland. It was built in 1717 by General George Wade (1673-1748) as part of a military road. Packhorse bridges generally have low or non-existent parapets to accommodate the passage of the panniers on the packhorses. This bridge, however, is in a partially ruined state, having been heavily damaged in a large flood that hit the region in 1828. Car Bridge is said to be the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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