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Date: 12/28/19 16:08
Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: bakersfielddave

December 28 1879 

a well known tragedy in Dundee, Scotland when a bridge failed in a hurricane type storm ,taking a complete passenger train with it into the river 

Must have been a terrible thing to experience for the passengers and train crew  

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/19 17:09 by bakersfielddave.



Date: 12/28/19 16:12
Re: Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: pedrop

For sure a terrible experience for every body who watched it too. Thanks for these pics to remember the date.

Pedro

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 12/29/19 01:49
Re: Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: bakersfielddave

these woul interest anyone with an engineering background and bridge construction


https://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BoT_TayInquiry1880.pdf


https://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BoT_TayCorres1880.pdf



https://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BoT_TayInquiryAppendix1880.pdf



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Date: 12/29/19 02:57
Re: Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: andersonb109

The piers of the original bridge are still there and can be seen from the current structure.



Date: 01/05/20 00:46
Re: Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: eminence_grise

"The High Girders" by John Prebble, published in 1969 in both paperback and hardcover is an excellent description of the tragedy.

Sir Thomas Bouch, the civil engineer built many successful railway bridges, some of which are still in use. The collapse of the Tay bridge was a huge tragedy to the British public and Bouch got most of the blame.. Shoddy workmanship was at least partially to blame.



Date: 01/05/20 10:10
Re: Tay Bridge 140 years remember
Author: pedrop

Here is a good source of information on this tragedy

http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-fall-of-tay-bridge-unnecessary.html?m=1

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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