The doomed repair

Work to correct a buckle on span 10-11 set in motion a chain of events that would end in tragedy.
Work commences to correct the error

On Wednesday 14 October, D Ward, M.I.C.E., Section Engineer, Freeman Fox and Partners, West Side, gave formal written instructions for work to be done (to straighten the buckle on span 10-11 ‘without further delay’). The instructions refer first to the necessity to complete the bolting of the No. 4 diaphragm; unbolting the 4-5 splice is to be done with the object of making possible the completion of the diaphragm connection.

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