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George Joseph Bell

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George Joseph Bell (1834-1911)

1912 Obituary [1]

GEORGE JOSEPH BELL, County Surveyor and Bridge-Master for Cumberland, died suddenly in his office at Carlisle on the 6th October, 1911, aged 75.

Trained under the late Mr. Robert Bell, he became District Surveyor successively to the Brampton Highway Board and to the Isle of Axholme Highway Board. He held his last office over 30 years, having been appointed in 1879. He had charge of over 500 miles of main roads and of all county bridges, and constructed many new roads and bridges in the county. He was an authority on road construction and maintenance, and his views on the Roads question were well known.

Mr. Bell was elected an Associate Member of The Institution on the 7th December, 1897, and was transferred to the class of Members on the 11th March, 1902.

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