The new Tay Bridge collapsed during a storm on the night of 28th December while a train was crossing - 75 people died. The design was questioned and David Kirkaldy tested sections of the bridge for the Commission of Enquiry – and fell out with them!
Tom Martin and Iain Macleod gave a presentation on this to the 2013 Association For Industrial Archaeology conference in Dundee.
This was followed by a walk into the underneath of the current Tay Bridge, (arranged courtesy of Network Rail). Photographs were taken of the remains of the old bridge as well as the new one. A selection is shown here.