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The Tay Road Bridge

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 14 January 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Tay Road Bridge is around 1.4 miles (2,250 m) long, making it one of the longest bridges in Europe, and slopes gradually downward towards Dundee.The bridge was designed by William A. Fairhurst and construction began in March 1963.
It consists of 42 spans with a navigation channel located closer to the Fife side. During the construction of the bridge, 140,000 tons of concrete, 4,600 tons of mild steel and 8,150 tons of structural steel was used. The bridge has a gradient of 1:81 running from 9.75 m (32.0 ft) above sea-level in Dundee to 38.1 m (125.0 ft) above sea-level in Fife.
The bridge took 3½ years to build at a cost of approximately £6 million, and five workers' lives were lost.


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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You capture some interesting reflections. best...jerry

14 Jan 2009 6:00am

Javier from Ibiza, Spain

excellent shot and reflection!

14 Jan 2009 1:04pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

wonderful sharp and interesting photo. nice accompanying text as well

14 Jan 2009 2:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful night shot. Love those reflections and the B&W.

14 Jan 2009 4:39pm

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Reflection, perspective, excellent... Beautiful night shot.

14 Jan 2009 8:56pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

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Absolute perfection!!!

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Jen from United States

Wonderful image! Great composition!

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Suze from Raleigh, United States

Very nice. I love the b&w.

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