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Braithwaite and Kirk

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Bridge builders, of Crown Bridge Works, West Bromwich

1884 Founded

1897 Supplied the 100 ft span Tsitsa steel bridge in South Africa.

The Company was engaged exclusively for a number of years on the manufacture of steel bridges, the majority of which was for export.

1913 Became Braithwaite and Co Engineers

1914 Bridge maker, of Crown Bridge Works, West Bromwich; constructed a railway bridge to span the Ganges, 120 miles above Calcutta; to the design of Sir A. M. Rendel; Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co shared the work[1]




There is also a reference to 1896/7 Directory: Listed as makers of steam boilers[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  2. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Boilers - Steam