The view is to the south, south of the Brewer's Bridge, with the Waverley Route to the right. SRPS Railtours . Scottish News. The tragedy of the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster lives on in the memory of Dundonians and, over 125 years after the event, it exercises a strange fascination over all who study it.
From the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879 a new structure emerged which set new standards for bridge building in Britain. This was the first Scottish Railway Preservation Society railtour. News. The Tay Bridge Disaster. A key structure in the Scottish railway route, the Tay Bridge brought increased travel and trade opportunities to the east coast of Scotland. The second bridge, which still stands today, opened in 1887, with the double-track crossing created from iron, steel, concrete and 3 million rivets. The interactive Scottish History Site of BBC Online. Bruce McCartney 23/05/1970. The large collection of bridge and survey plans (including parliamentary plans) dates from the 1830s to the 1970s and includes drawings of stone bridges on the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr railway, the Scottish Central and other early railways. Six Bells Junction . The construction of the bridge resulted in an unbroken East Coast railway route from London to Aberdeen. 23/05/2020. 1882 Design submitted by John Fowler and Benjamin Baker approved. 1879 Bouch’s design for the Forth Bridge abandoned following Tay Bridge disaster. The first Tay Bridge was part of an unfortunate incident and grave engineering disaster in 1879, when the whole structure collapsed into the water after high winds, taking down a train and passengers with it. There are photographs and records (but not drawings) relating to the Tay Bridge - the longest rail bridge over water in Europe. 1873 Thomas Bouch’s first design for a suspension bridge across the Forth presented. Memorials to victims of Tay Bridge disaster unveiled to mark 134th anniversary of tragedy .