Winter Sunset at the Tay Rail Bridge
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Winter Sunset at the Tay Rail Bridge

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The Tay Bridge during golden hour, just after sunset, December 2020. A train passes over headed for Dundee Station

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The Tay Bridge reaches across the Firth of Tay in Scotland between Dundee and the suburb of Wormit in Fife. It is 2.75 miles (4.43 kilometres) in length. What you see in this image is in fact the second bridge, built on roughly the same site.

The first Tay Bridge did not open until 1878. On 28 December 1879, the bridge suddenly collapsed during a storm, while a train was passing. The incident is one of the most famous bridge-related engineering disasters to have occurred anywhere in the world. 

It was replaced by a second bridge constructed of iron and steel with a double-track parallel to the remains of the first bridge. The new bridge was opened in 1887. In 2003, the bridge was strengthened and refurbished, winning a British Construction Industry Engineering Award to mark the scale and difficulty of the project.

Printed on Fuji C-Type matt paper.