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The Fall Of The Tay Bridge

Author : David Swinfen
ISBN : 9780857903419
Genre : History
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It took 600 men six years to build and was one of the longest bridges in the world. On its completion in 1878, famous visitors, including the Emperor of Brazil, Prince Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Victoria herself, came to pay homage to this marvel of Victorian engineering. Then, on the night of 28 December 1879, the unthinkable happened. Battered by an apocalyptic storm, the thirteen ‘high girders’ of the rail bridge over the Tay estuary fell headlong into the river below, carrying with them a train and all its passengers and crew. There were no survivors. What caused the fall of the Tay Bridge, and who was really to blame? Returning to the subject since the first edition of The Fall of the Tay Bridge in 1994, David Swinfen has meticulously analysed new evidence and now presents a solution to the riddle which has perplexed historians and engineers for generations: what really brought the bridge down?

The Beautiful Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay

Author : Peter Lewis
ISBN : 9780752487632
Genre : Transportation
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Over 125 years ago, barely a year and a half after the Tay Railway Bridge was built, William McGonnagal composed his poem about the Tay Bridge Disaster, the poem about Britain's worst-ever civil engineering disaster. Over 80 people lost their lives in the fall of the Tay Bridge, but how did it happen? The accident reports say that high wind and poor construction were to blame, but Peter Lewis, an Open University engineering professor, tells the real story of how the bridge so spectacularly collapsed in December 1879.

Tay Bridge Disaster

Author : The Open University
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This free course re-examined the evidence from the enquiry into the Tay railway bridge disaster of 1879, in order to throw more light on the cause.

All Crises Are Global

Author : Marion K. Pinsdorf
ISBN : 0823222616
Genre : Business & Economics
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"A leading expert in corporate communications provides the basics of an effective crisis management plan." - dust jacket.

Tay Bridge

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ISBN : IOWA:31858039191253
Genre : Railroad accidents
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British Railway Disasters

Author : Robin Jones
ISBN : 9781911658719
Genre : Transportation
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This is the story of how Britain’s railway disasters, horrific though they may be, change the network for the better through the crucial lessons that are learned. It starts with fatalities on early mining tramways before the dawn of the steam age and takes the story up to the present day. While many of Britain’s worst tragedies are covered in depth, such as Quintinshill in 1915 and Harrow & Wealdstone in 1952, the book also looks at others that had resounding consequences for safety.

Conceptual Structural Design

Author : Olga Popovic Larsen
ISBN : 0727732358
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book aims to brige the gap between engineers' and architects' understanding of structural form. Its intention is to inspire the development of innovative and viable structures. It presents case studies where imaginative structural forms are in harmony with the architectural concept and at the same time present very efficient solutions to technical and structural problems.

The Rise And Fall Of The Severn Bridge Railway

Author : Ron Huxley
ISBN : 9781445625911
Genre : Transportation
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The Severn Bridge was built as a railway bridge to create a shorter through route to avoid having to go through Gloucester. This title presents an illustrated history of the Severn Bridge 1872-1970.

The New Tay Bridge

Author : Crawford Barlow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024434826
Genre : Bridges
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Battle For The North

Author : Charles McKean
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127406085
Genre : Forth Bridge (South Queensferry, Scotland : Railroad bridge)
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Presenting a dramatic and scandalous story of the building of the Tay and Forth Bridges and the 19th century railway wars, this work explores the complicated reality underlying the Victorian pursuit of progress.

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