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The Tay Bridge Disaster, 28 December 1879 – View a Free Newspaper Page About the Tragedy via the Timeline on the BNA Homepage

‘The awful catastrophe which occurred at the Tay Bridge on the last Sunday of the year is still the all-absorbing theme of conversation in the community…’ A section of the Tay Bridge collapsed during a terrible storm on the night of 28th December 1879, and, tragically, a Dundee-bound train plunged into the freezing waters of the river, with the loss of 60 lives (although some estimate the loss to have been 75 lives). You can read a FREE newspaper page

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