high girders

by Prebble, John

Publisher: Secker & Warburg in London

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  • Tay Bridge Disaster, Dundee, Scotland, 1879.
  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn Prebble ; with a new foreword by the author "Appaling catastropne at Dundee".
    LC ClassificationsDA890D8 P7 1956, DA890D85 P7 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 219 p., [4] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18808083M
    ISBN 1043638603X

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The High Girders book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On December 28ththe night of the Great Storm, the Tay Bridge /5.

"The High Girders" is just such an account of the building of the Bouch designed first Tay Bridge; the debate, the engineering problems once work was agreed, the heady opening and post opening time, the tragedy of the collapse of the High girders one stormy December night in when a train was passing over the bridge, the grim attempts to recover bodies and determine causes and the inevitable /5(6).


[John Prebble] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Particularly striking are the admissions of Bouche to have not given more than a fleeting consideration of wind loading on the bridge, and specifically the "High Girders" the central span of the bridge which he was forced (from a shipping clearance standpoint) to elevate so the iron work sat on top of the iron piers with the train running inside.5/5(1).

LibraryThing Review User Review - RobertDay - LibraryThing. And so the train crept out across the Bridge of Tay, Until it was about half-way, Then the central girders with a crash gave way, And down went train and bridge into the Tay.4/5(1).

In this ominous style, the journalist and historian John Prebble opened The High Girders, a widely-praised and at the time highly influential work of non-fiction, first published in Today his book has been all but forgotten other than by a small group of fans, and perhaps by older Dundonians raised on the tale offering a parable about the.

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The basic story of the Tay Bridge Disaster. John Prebble was born in He became a journalist in and served with the Royal Artillery during World War Two. He wrote a number of novels and acclaimed works of non-fiction, many centred around Scotland, and his first bestseller was THE HIGH GIRDERS, originally published in One of his first big successes was The High Girders (), a description of the Tay Bridge Disaster, involving the collapse of the first Tay rail bridge to Dundee.

It has remained a. On Septemhigh above 41st Street in Manhattan, 11 ironworkers took part in a daring publicity stunt. The men were accustomed to walking along the girders of the RCA building (now.

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OCLC Number: Notes: 1st ed. originally published (B) Description: pages, illustrations, 21 cm. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Prebble, John, High girders. London, Secker & Warburg, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type.

The High Girders by Prebble John. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Book Club Associates. Hardback. The High Girders. With a New Foreword by the Author. British engineering feats in the nineteenth century were among the wonders of the world. when in a high gale, the central span known as the High Girders collapsed, taking with it an.

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High atop a New York University building one bright September day, Mohawk ironworkers were just setting some steel when the head of the crew heard a big rumble to the north. Suddenly a jet roared overhead, barely 50 feet from the crane they were using to set the steel girders in place.

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The use of girder as a natural bridging element is abundantly evident in nature, such as a fallen tree trunk over.Overview. The photograph depicts 11 men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling feet ( meters) above the New York City streets.

The photograph was taken on Septemon the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. According to archivists, the photograph was in fact prearranged.

Although the photograph shows real ironworkers, it.Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF.

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