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Accident at Tay Bridge on 28th December 1879

Accident Summary

Accident at Tay Bridge on 28th December 1879
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Location

Tay Bridge

Train Operator

North British Railway

Primary Cause

Bridge defect

Secondary Cause

High winds

Result

Bridge collapse, derailment

75 fatalities, 0 injured

Accident Investigation Status

This accident has been the subject of a published formal accident investigation, which you will find below.

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Related Documents

Link  [?] Document Date
view document PDF (2.1Mb download)Tay Bridge Disaster: Report Of The Court of Inquiry, and Report Of Mr. Rothery, Upon the Circumstances Attending the Fall of a Portion of the Tay Brid...30th Jun 1880
view document PDF (1.3Mb download)The Tay Bridge Disaster: Correspondance in The Times10th Jul 1880
view document PDF (0.1Mb download)Observations of Major-General Hutchinson12th Jul 1880
view document PDF (0.1Mb download)At The Council Chamber, Whitehall15th Jul 1880
view document PDF (3.6Mb download)Tay Bridge Disaster: Appendix to the Report Of The Court of Inquiry4th Aug 1880
view document PDF (36.9Mb download)Report from the Select Committee on the North British Railway (Tay Bridge) Bill; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, and Minutes of Eviden...4th Aug 1880
view document PDF (0.2Mb download)Wind Pressure (Railway Structures) Commission20th May 1881

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