Shot in a hurry because it was starting to rain and using a rifle grip instead of a tripod.
Unsurprisingly,there are a few stitching errors.
Aloysious A Gruntpuddock (August 11, 2009, 12:04PM
Nope, the entire bridge was demolished and a
completely new structure built. The only remnants
are the stubs of the piers. If you go to Bing.com,
search for Wormit then zoom in you can see the old
bases parallel to the new structure. The different
elements in the middle are to give increased
clearance over the navigable channel.
Bruce Perry (August 11, 2009, 06:18AM
What about the left end of the bridge on the left?
Is that part of the earlier bridge too? The brick
arches are very different than the main part of
Aloysious A Gruntpuddock (August 11, 2009, 02:49AM
The Tay Bridge Disaster - Beautiful Railway Bridge
of the Silv'ry Tay! Alas! I am very sorry to
say That ninety lives have been taken away On the
last Sabbath day of 1879, Which will be
remember'd for a very long time. This refers
to the first Tay Rail Bridge. It's successor
is on the left of the picture and the black stumps
visible just to the camera side are the remnants
of the original piers (see snapshot).
Bruce Perry (August 10, 2009, 10:01AM
William McGonagall was inspired to verse on
several occasions by Tay bridges. Are either of
the ones in the picture successors to his?
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