Tay Bridge Disaster: The People's Story

  • Publish Date: 2014-02-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Robin Lumley

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One hundred and thirty-five years after the event, the Tay Bridge Disaster remains the single most catastrophic collapse of a British engineering structure. The fateful day in 1879 shood 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 Tay River. Here Lumley gives the collapse a much wider perspective than the event of one night by delving into the lives of those lost to the disaster, both passengers and railway workers, against a background of a wider Scottish history. Packed full of personal tales and with more technical appendices for those that wish to further their technical knowledge, Tay Bridge Disaster is a must read for anyone interested in this poignant event of Scottish and British history.

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