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John Cargill

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John Cargill (1772-1848), civil engineering contractor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1804 Appointed foreman for masonry and lockworks at the eastern end of the Caledonian Canal under John Simpson

Simpson and Cargill continued to work together as contractors

1815 After Simpson's death, Cargill continued as contractor on the Caledonian Canal

Contractor for Telford's Over Bridge, Gloucester

Resident engineer on the Morpeth Bridge, completed in 1831

1848 Died at Rouen


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Sources of Information

  • Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers [1]