A response by the Board of Trade inspector who passed the Tay Bridge as fit for traffic, to the report on the disaster.
This document was published on 12th July 1880 by an unknown publisher.
It was written by Major Gen. C. S. Hutchinson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Tay Bridge on 28th December 1879
The original document format was Scanned Images, and comprised 1 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Colin Holmes and is in our Letters & telegraphs collection. It was added to the Archive on 8th February 2006.
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"In compliance with the terms of your Minute of the 6th instant, enclosing copies of the Reports of the Court of Inquiry and of Mr. Rothery on the fall of the Tay Bridge, and stating that the President of the Board of Trade wish to be furnished with any observations I might have to offer bearing upon the remarks made with reference to my inspection of that bridge, I would merely repeat the substance of my evidence before the Court of Inquiry, namely, that I was appointed to inspect the Tay Bridge on the 15th February 1878, and received at about the same time the plans and details relating to its construction, these plans and details having been the first information with which the Board of Trade had been furnished concerning the mode of carrying out this important work; that I devoted much anxious care and thought to this important duty, both before the inspection and during the three days (25th, 26th, and 27th February) that the inspection lasted..."
10th July 1880
The Tay Bridge Disaster: Correspondance in The Times
12th July 1880
Observations of Major-General Hutchinson
15th July 1880
At The Council Chamber, Whitehall
20th May 1881
Wind Pressure (Railway Structures) Commission
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