Tour Scotland Video Sunrise Railway Bridge River Tay Perth Perthshire
Tour Scotland video of sunrise behind the railway bridge which carries the Perth to Dundee railway line over the River Tay on visit to Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. The previous bridge was built on a curve of 15 chain radius and was of predominantly timber construction. Problems with the foundations of the structure necessitated its replacement, the new bridge being designed by the engineers of the Caledonian Raliway and opened in 1863. The new structure, which remains in use, was built on a slightly easier curve of 17 chains and was, like its predecessor, designed to carry a single track. It comprises six iron girder spans to the East of Moncrieffe Island, ten stone arches on the island itself, and seven further girder spans to the West.
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