Lecture: Sir Thomas Bouch – Civil Engineer…..

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Date(s) - 28/01/2016
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Bill Jagger
Bill Jagger – LAE member


Bill Jagger will tell us the sad story of how a bad design by Sir Thomas Bouch, together with faulty construction, caused a huge loss of life in 1879 when the Tay Bridge collapsed during a storm. We will also hear about Bouch’s other projects.



Tay Bridge Construction
Construction of the Tay Bridge began in 1871…..






Tay Bridge 4
The disaster of 28th December 1879…..