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It had taken 600 men six years to build, then onthe 28th December 1879, the unthinkable happened, battered by terrible storm, the thirteen "high girders" of the railbridge over the Tay estuary fell headlong into the river below, carrying with them a train with some 75 passengers and crew. There were no survivors. In the enquiry a shoked nation heard of failure in design, construction and maintenance, for which the designer Sir Thomas Bouch, was officiallyblamed.This is the first major examination of the disaster in 20 yrs.
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In the first major examination of the Tay br idge disaster, the author has set the tragedy in the context of Scottish railway building of the period and incorporated unused material to provide a re-evaluation of the event for the modern reader. '
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