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Treasured Places - HLF funded

Date 1977

Event ID 553833

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Treasured Places - HLF funded


Built between 1882-7, the Tay Railway Bridge was constructed by engineers W H and Crawford Barlow for the North British Railway. It is the longest bridge in Britain and consists of a series of wrought-iron trusses on riveted plate piers with brick foundations. The structure incorporates some of the trusses of the first bridge (completed 1878 and partly blown down 28 December 1879), and the stumps of the piers of the old bridge can be seen downstream.

Hume, J R 1977

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