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The Tay Bridge

Sources of further information

Visitors to our website who wish to study more detail of the disaster and the theories as to its cause are recommended to review the following:

Books

Title Author Published Publisher ISBN
The High Girders John Prebble 1956   978­0140045901
The Tay Bridge Disaster - New Light on the 1879 Tragedy John Thomas 1972 David & Charles Ltd 978­0715354285
The Fall of the Tay Bridge David Swinfen 1994 Mercat Press 978­1873644348
Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay Peter R. Lewis 2004 Tempus Publishing Ltd 978­0752431604
Battle for the North Charles McKean 2006 Granta Publications 978­1862079403
Thomas Bouch The Builder of the Tay Bridge John Rapley 2007 Tempus Publishing Ltd 978­0752436951

Papers

Title Author Publication Volume Date
The Tay rail bridge disaster - a reappraisal based on modern analysis methods T.Martin, BSc, and I.A. Macleod, BSC, PhD, FICE, FIStructE Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 108 May 1995
Forensic engineering: a reappraisal of the Tay Bridge disaster Peter R. Lewis and Ken Reynolds Published by Maney for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in ‘Interdisciplinary Science Reviews’ Vol 27, No. 4. 2002
The Tay rail bridge disaster revisited T.Martin, BSc, and I.A. Macleod, BSC, PhD, FICE, FIStructE Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Bridge Engineering 157 December 2004 Issue BE4

Internet sources

Other sources

Title Author Publication Volume Date
The Tay Bridge Disaster - a new look at an old enigma G.W.M. Sewell NBR Study Group Journal 101 2008
Book Review of ‘Battle for the North’ by Charles McKean T. Martin and Iain MacLeod Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Panel for Historical Engineering Works Newsletter No 111 September 2006