A construction worker on the new Road Bridge ignores a passing Fifie
A photograph of East Newport, taken while the road bridge was under construction. Note the wooden temporary bridge, and pre-fab houses in Kerr Street and Tay Terrace.
Postcard view from south during the Tay Road Bridge Construction in 1964. Some of the columns already in place.
Postcard view of the girders in place on Road Bridge. Photograph from 1964.
Postcard view of the Road Bridge from the Dundee side, nearing completion in 1966.
Postcard view of the new Road Bridge almost completed. The bridge has not yet been opened as the ferry can be seen still making its way over the river. Temporary bridge is still in place.
End views of the girders before being placed in position. Photographed during construction 1963 - 1966.
Rail passengers arrive at East Newport by bus from Tayport. In May 1966 when the dual carriageway was being built to the road bridge the railway line to Tayport was breached and closed permanently. Passengers were taken to and from Tayport by bus..
Tay Road Bridge under construction viewed from above the Tayport road. Cranes, temporary bridge and the first pillars are all visible. Closer to the photographer, the access road up to the roundabout is taking shape. Wondering whether the large stone almost central in the picture, close to the road and to the left of the ...
Stunning view of the last gap in the Tay Road Bridge where the final girders will be slotted into place. In the distance are Northfield farm. the old Tayside Laundry building and, furthest away, the gasworks.
A tale of two halves. The bridge with its columns and cranes viewed from the Newport shore.
Columns marching up the slope to meet the Fife abutment.
The temporary bridge looking south, with the coffer dams ready for the piers and columns. In the distance the words Seymour Hotel can just be made out on the wall below the hotel, good advertising for passengers on the Fifie.
Construction of the dual carriageway access road to the the bridge above Newport. The construction of the road severed the railway line to Tayport, ending that service.
Three photographs showing off the unique design of Willie Logan's columns.
The temporary bridge, with cranes at the ready. In the distance the first columns are in place.
A dramatic view through the columns towards Dundee.
Tay road bridge under construction. A close up view of cranes on the decking.
Two pairs of columns on the Fife landfall almost complete. Bottom right are sections of the shuttering used to mould the concrete for the columns.
Construction of the Road Bridge. Excavation within the coffer dam at pier number 2 looking downstream.
As the bridge progressed, so the hours of work extended. Here is a dramatic view of night-time working.
Bridge beginning to take shape with pillars and girders in position.
Construction of the new administration block in Dundee.
Photograph taken soon after bridge opening, shows newly laid out car park. In the distance the gasworks chimney. No cafe as yet, and the much younger trees on the left allow excellent views of the new bridge.