Tay Bridge Disaster

Tay Bridge Disaster: The People's Story

History , British History, Scottish History
Paperback Published on: 01/11/2013
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Synopsis

On Sunday, 28 December 1879, the 5.27 mail and passenger train from Burntisland to Dundee went out across the world’s longest bridge on a black, fierce night, only to be dashed to pieces in the River Tay as the bridge collapsed during one of the worst storms in Scottish history. The Tay Bridge Disaster remains to this day the worst catastrophic failure of a civil engineering structure in Britain – the land equivalent of the Titanic sinking. In this book, author Robin Lumley brings a poignant human perspective to the fateful night in 1879 that shook Britain and the world of engineering to their core and sent a nation into mourning for the seventy-five souls lost to the dark, freezing waters of the River Tay. Packed full of personal tales and offering technical appendices for those who wish to further their specialised knowledge, Tay Bridge Disaster: The People’s Story is a must-read for anyone interested in this tragic event in Scottish and British history.

  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780752499468
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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