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OU on the BBC: Forensic Engineering - The Tay Bridge Disaster

Updated Wednesday, 9th May 2007

Discover for yourself how forensic skills can explain the Tay Bridge Disaster - and more recent catastrophes.

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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





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