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Marples Ridgway and Partners

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Marples Ridgway was a British civil engineering company

1948 Founded by Reginald Ridgway and accountant Ernest Marples. Marples later became the British Minister of Transport.

In 1964, the company was taken over by Bath and Portland Group.

Projects included:

  • Brunswick Wharf Power Station[2] (1956)
  • Allt na Lairige Dam (1956)
  • Chiswick flyover (1959)
  • Hammersmith flyover (1961)
  • Skelton Grange Power Station
  • Port Esquivel shipping terminal, Jamaica


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