Some Other Scotland – Ep25 – Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge

This Week:

This week’s news story:

Forth Bridge vandals stop trains

changed to the alternative:

Forth Bridge disaster claims twenty lives

A large section of the Forth Bridge was destroyed and a train carrying at least twenty passengers fell into the river in a tragedy that is being compared to the Tay Bridge disaster of 1879. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the collapse, though the driver of the train has been quoted as saying that the rails just split apart in front of him. A small number of local fishermen and residents of North Queensferry also reported seeing something flying up the side of the bridge shortly before the damage occurred, but nobody has any evidence of what the unidentified object might have been. The bridge was completed in 1890 and is one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks.

Further Information

BBC News – Read the original story.

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