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of Germiston Iron Works, Glasgow.
N.B. Should not be confused with William Arrol and Co, who were also bridge builders.
Early 1880s The brothers formed Arrol Brothers at Germiston Iron Works, Glasgow
c.1883 Supplied the pneumatic caissons used in the construction of the Forth Bridge. The following quote is from the resident engineer on the Forth bridge, Wilhelm Westhofen, in his authoritative account in 1890 of the design and building of the Forth Bridge: “The six caissons which were sunk by the pneumatic process were mainly built of wrought iron, and were in the first instance constructed and put together by Messrs. Arrol Brothers of Glasgow, namesakes, but in no way connected with Messrs. W. Arrol & Co., of Dalmarnock Iron Works.”
Arrol Brothers built the bridge at the new (1871) Martinez railway station in Buenos Aires - the bridge was probably constructed at a later date than the railway line itself, which had been built between 1862 and 1865 with English capital (but not by this company).
1892 Became Arrols Bridge and Roof Co
1894 Sequestration of ARROL BROTHERS, carrying on business at Germiston Works, Glasgow, as Engineers and Bridge Builders, and Thomas Arthur Arrol, Engineer and Bridge Builder there, the sole Partner of that Company