OU on the BBC: Forensic Engineering - The Tay Bridge Disaster
Discover for yourself how forensic skills can explain the Tay Bridge Disaster...
Discover for yourself how forensic skills can explain the Tay Bridge Disaster - and more recent catastrophes.
- Duration: 5 mins
- Published on: Wednesday 3rd April 2002
- Introductory Level
- Posted under: What's On
With the loss of all 75 lives on board the fateful passenger train, the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879 was not just a catastrophe, it was (and remains) the worst structural disaster in British history.
Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material within this site: St. Andrews University Valentine Collection; Dundee Central Library; BRB (Residuary) Limited; Dr David Jones, Cambridge University
Copyright & revisions
Originally published: Wednesday, 3rd April 2002
Last updated on: Wednesday, 9th May 2007
- Body text - Copyrighted: The Open University
- Image 'Forensic Engineering' - Copyrighted: Dundee City Council
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