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The Fall of the Tay Bridge: David Swinfen
Thu 20 October 2016, 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Battered by an apocalyptic storm on the night of 28 December 1879, Dundee’s famous marvel of Victorian engineering fell headlong into the river below, carrying with it a train and all its passengers and crew. What caused the fall of the Tay Bridge, and who was really to blame? In his book The Fall of the Tay Bridge, and in this illustrated talk, David Swinfen, historian and chairman of the Tay Rail Bridge Disaster Memorial Trust, will share new evidence and present a solution to the riddle which has perplexed historians and engineers for generations.
When: Thursday 20th October, 2pm (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
£3 / £2
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk