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The High Girders John Prebble

The High Girders By John Prebble

The High Girders by John Prebble

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This is the story of the Tay Bridge disaster. It fell in December 1879, killing 75 people. The book examines the history of the bridge and the life of the man who built it, covering the incidental omens of its construction, the brief triumph, the moment of disaster and the grim aftermath.

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The High Girders: Tay Bridge Disaster, 1879 by John Prebble

On 28 December, 1879, the 13 raised spans at the centre of the Tay Bridge, the high girders, fell, taking with them 160 yards of the bridge, and a railway train with 75 men, women and children on board. This tragically ended the dream of Thomas Bouch, recently knighted for his work on the bridge, and to some extent the unparalleled reputation of British engineering in works of this kind. This book tells the story of the construction of the Tay Bridge from its planning, through its brief moment of triumph followed by disaster and the grim aftermath. It recreates every character and ingredient of this man-made catastrophe, and evokes the drama of the fatal night.

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The High Girders: Tay Bridge Disaster, 1879 by John Prebble
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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