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Hopkins, Gilkes & Co., Tees Side Iron Works, Middlesbrough
Iron works were built with 3 furnaces adjacent to the Cargo Fleet railway station, on the east side of Middlesbrough
1873 They were involved in the building of the first Tay Bridge, taking over the on-site foundry established by De Bergue. The bridge failed disastrously in a severe storm in 1879. A variety of contributory factors were involved, including poor foundry practice.
1875 Locomotive building ceased and the company became the Tees Side Iron and Engine Works Co. Around 350 locomotives had been built
1877 Owned the Tees-side Iron Works, and the Tees-side Engine Works, in Lower Commercial Street
1880 The company closed