Edwin O Sachs (right) and workman on the stage bridges during construction

Edwin Sachs on the stage bridges

This photograph shows the new bridges in construction at below stage level. When raised to stage level, the bridges formed part of the new flat stage floor; the previous floor had been raked, that is set at a gentle incline rising in height from the footlights to the rear of the stage.

The metal-work construction of the cantilevered bridges can be clearly seen. Also visible are the excavation works in the basement, in preparation for installation of the motors that powered the stage bridges. 

This photograph was reproduced in The Sketch, 3 April 1901, to accompany an interview with Edwin O Sachs.


Image from the Edwin O Sachs Photographic Collection