December 2009

John Rennie

John Rennie

John Rennie (1761-1821) John Rennie was born in Phantassie near East Linton, East Lothian, in 1761, and was to become one of the greatest engineers

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Sir Basil Mott

Sir Basil Mott, 1st Baronet (1859-1938) Born in Leicester in 1859, Basil Mott was later educated in Switzerland before returning home to study at the

Southwark Bridge

Sir Ernest George

Sir Ernest George (1839-1922) Born in 1839 Ernest George was an English architect who designed numerous houses throughout the country. Having studied art and architecture

Tower Bridge

Sir William Arrol & Co.

Sir William Arrol & Co was a highly acclaimed civil engineering business established in the 1870`s. The company were responsible for building a number of

Map of Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge for traffic linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames in London. It was designed by Ernest George

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Removing the polythene wraps

This video clip from the 2nd June 2009 shows contractors removing the polythene wraps from the scaffolding which surrounds Span 5 of Southwark Bridge. Safety Boat

Southwark Bridge

Old Southwark Bridge

In May, 1811, a Bill was passed for the erection of a new bridge to cross the Thames about a quarter of a mile west