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AT DUNDEE, WHERE THE TAY IS BRIDGED BY A STRUCTURE OVER TWO MILES LONG

AT DUNDEE, WHERE THE TAY IS BRIDGED BY A STRUCTURE OVER TWO MILES LONG

Between Dundee on the north and Wormit on the south the Firth of Tay is more than two miles wide, and the bridge is about half a mile longer than that which crosses the Forth. It is built within sixty feet of the Old Tay Bridge, which, when it collapsed with a train upon it on the night of December 28, 1879, provided one of the greatest disasters in railway history. The new bridge was built lower, but the thirteen central spans still give seventy-nine feet of clearance for shipping. The Firth of Tay runs twenty-five miles inland from the North Sea to Perth.

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