Titanic Gantry Designer Dies

Sir William Arrol and two disasters

Titanic Gantry Designer Dies
Sir W. Arrol
"The famous millionaire bridge contractor who has just died. Designed the Tower, Tay and Forth bridges."


Ayr, Thursday. (February 6, 1913)

The Press Association telegraphs: - Sir Wm. Arrol the eminent engineer and principal partners in the firm of Sir Wm. Arrol and Co. Ltd, of Dalmarnock Ironworks, Glasgow, died at Ayr to-day. The deceased, who was seventy-four, was contractor for the reconstruciton of Tay Bridge and for the Forth Bridge. He was formerly MP for Ayrshire South.

(Cork Examiner, February 8, 1913)

* Arrol designed the Arrol gantry which housed both the Olympic and Titanic during construction on the Queen's Island. His involvement with the reconstruction of the Tay bridge shows that he was involved in the aftermath of one great disaster and at the formative stages of what would prove to be another.

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