The Tay Bridge Disaster
...Bridge Disaster Introduction The Tay Bridge, which was completed in 1878, was considered the longest bridge in the world at that time, extending about two miles. Civil Engineer Thomas Bouch only designed, and oversaw the construction and the maintenance of the bridge. However, within a year of completion, the bridge collapsed when a train passed over the bridge in the midst of heavy gale, plunging the train full of passengers on board to death. So, this paper will discuss the engineering failings and bad practices that led to the Tay Bridge disaster, particularly the...