This website is fantastic. The plans of the origninal Tay Bridge are very clear. I am doing a presentation of the Tay Bridge Disaster for my local historyn group and I really need pictures of the original bridge. The photo on your website of the plans of the original bridge are ideal for me. Thanks.
Posted by Diane Cowan, Thursday, September 5, 2013.
This website was extremely helpful for my history project .Thank you very much.
Posted by Zoe Tabois , Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Posted by B Yellow, Sunday, July 14, 2013.
Is there a list of names of the men who worked on building the second bridge anywhere?
Posted by Ged Taylor, Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
I love your website. As part of a project for school regarding the Tay Bridge, I enjoyed using your information to help me research. I thank you again.
Posted by Zoe Bruce, Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
Thanks for your comment. Our archive contains drawings rather than written documents
If the records survive, information about those who worked on this bridge are likely to kept with the records of Arrol and Co - these can be accessed at the National Archives of Scotland. Good luck!
The Archive Team
Posted by Network Rail Archive Team, Thursday, October 30, 2014.
As a young engineer with BR, I had worked on several maintenance jobs on the bridge in the early 1960s.
I remember particularly that over several years, the main bearings of, i think, the high girders had to be replaced as these being cast iron were found to be shattered. The process involved clamping a jacking bracket to each end in turn, then jacking to replace the bearings by welded rocker bearings.
Posted by John Minelly, Saturday, August 11, 2012.
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