Tragedy and Triumph, Part II: The Firth of Forth Railway Bridge

by Jeff Brown, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 5, Pg. 46-49


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract:

Following the disastrous collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge, on December 28, 1879, the makers of the Firth of Forth Railway Bridge knew they needed a structure that would reassure the public by creating a powerful impression of stability and strength. (This is the second of a two-part series.)



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