Plaque honouring Sir William Arrol mounted in Glasgow

A plaque honouring the achievements of Sir William Arrol was placed on Great Western Bridge near to the entrance to Kelvinbridge subway station in Glasgow.  Great Western Bridge was opened in 1890, just one of the many bridges built by William Arrol & Company.

Oval shaped plaque describing the achievments of Sir William Arrol Photograph showing the plaque mounted on Great Western Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Institution of Civil Engineers had suggested a cast iron plaque should be fixed to the bridge to mark the 100th anniversary of Arrol’s death.

The plaque is inscribed “Sir William Arrol 1839-1913, bridge builder and railway contractor” and makes mention of some of his most famous works.

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