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Tay Rail Bridge Disaster
Dundee, Scotland

December 28, 1879

The Tay Rail Bridge is a railway bridge approximately two and a quarter miles long that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of Dundee and the suburb of Wormit in Fife. During a violent storm on the evening of December 28, 1879, the center section of the bridge, known as the "High Girders", collapsed, taking with it a train that was running on its single track. More than 75 lives were lost.

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