R16 – Tay Rail Bridge sunset

£25.00£45.00

 

 

This image of Tay Rail Bridge at sunset is available three sizes from print to poster size for UK delivery only

20 x 30 cm ~ A4 size

30 x 45 cm ~ A3 size

40 x 60 cm ~ A2 size

All prices include UK delivery

All posters are professionally printed in the UK and are shipped in protective cardboard tubes.

Printing and delivery takes around one week after I have placed your order with them.

Please note it is currently not available for delivery outside the UK

Background information about Tay Rail Bridge at sunset

This image of Tay Rail Bridge at dusk was taken on the 30th November 2014.

From late November to January the sun sets close to the bridge. When the wind is light and the tide is right. The River Tay will give great reflections of the bridge and any colourful clouds.

The current Tay Rail Bridge is the second one to cross the River Tay linking Dundee to Fife. The first single track bridge opened in 1878 its lightweight lattice design failed during a storm on the 28th December 1879 as a train crossed the high girders with the lost of 75 lives.

The replacement bridge was built of iron and steel parallel to the remains of the original. It has two tracks and a more robust design it opened in 1887.

The bridge is 3,290 metres long  and it slopes upwards towards Fife and is curved at northern Dundee end.

10 million bricks were used to built the arches at the southern end and the cylinders that support the bridge plus 25,000 tons of iron and steel and about three million rivets.

 

 

Size

20 x 30cm, 30 x 45 cm, 40 x 60 cm