Adam Hunter
Selected works
1886-9 Apprentice pupil with Tancred, Arrol & Co., Forth Bridge Works, South Queensferry
1889 Moves to Sir William Arrol & Co. Ltd.'s London office (December)
1889-95 Works on steelwork design/erection projects, including Tower Bridge, Brighton & South Coast Railway, Shoreham Viaduct and swing bridges in London docks
1890-93 Attends evening classes, City of London College
1895 Promoted to Chief Assistant Engineer
1895 Working on bridges at Durban, Aberfeldy, Barnstaple, Aldershot and Nittinghsill ... and power stations at Bow and Willesdon (London), a crane at Dalmuir, workshops at Poplar (London) and a bakery in Fulham
1904 Swale Rolling Lift Bridge, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
1904 Electric derrick crane (152 tonne), for John Brown & Co, Clydebank (demolished)
1904 Working on three Nile bridges in Cairo, Egypt, and the
Suakin-Berber Railway in Sudan
1904-05 Dalginross Bridge, Comrie, Perth & Kinross
1905 Working on workshops for shipbuildiers Cammell Laird at Tranmere, Birkenhead, and the Caledonian Railway's New Clyde Viaduct, (engineers: Sir John Wolfe Barry, Donald A. Matheson)
1905 Working on projects in Ireland: Rosslare Harbour Viaduct and
Barras Swing Bridge, Waterford
1905-06 Acting Chief Engineer (July 05 to November 06)
1905-06 Technical adviser on site for the three Nile bridges (see above)
1905-08 Jubilee (Walney) Bridge (engineers: Sir Benjamin Baker, A.C. Hurtzig, E.M. Wood) Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
1906 Working on workshops for North British Locomotive Co Ltd, Polmadie, and shop erection for Coventry Ordnance Works Ltd, Scotstoun — both in Glasgow
1906 Working on three railway bridges in Glasgow: King Street Bridge, Nelson Street Bridge and Wallace Street Bridge
1906 Suir Bridge, Waterford, Ireland
1906-07 Titan crane for John Brown & Co, Clydebank
1906-07 Workshops and crane gantry over dock for Yarrow & Co, Glasgow
1906 Appointed Chief Engineer, works from Arrol headquarters at Dalmarnock Iron Works, Glasgow
1907-08 Working on the reconstruction and widening of London's Blackfriars Bridge
1908 Working on the Dowie & Co works at Port Siad, Egypt
1909 Conveyor plant for extracting oil from shale spoil heaps, Addiewell, West Lothian, and cranes and overhead steelwork for a slipway at Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast
1909 Working on the Assiut Barrage Lift Bridge (Assuit, Assyut), Egypt, and a lift bridge and lock gates for Jebel Aulia Barrage, Sudan
1909 Swing bridges: Forth & Clyde Canal Swing Bridge (Kilbowie, Clydebank), Stockton Heath Swing Bridge (Manchester Ship Canal) and Kings Dock Swing Bridge (Swansea)
1909 Brunel Way Rolling Lift Bridge, Swansea
1909 Additional work at Waverley Station and nearby North Bridge, Edinburgh
1909-10 Two giant cantilever cranes for North Eastern Marine Engineering Co, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear (demolished)
1910 Appointed Director, Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd
c1910 Tapti Railway Bridge, Great Indian Peninsula Railway, Mahashtra, India
1910 Gate for Alexander Dock, Newport
1911 203 tonne giant cantilever crane, Fairfield Shipyard, Glasgow (uprated to 254 tonnes c.1941, demolished 2007)
1911 Renewal of Howrah Bridge, Calcutta, India
1911 Roxborough Road Bridge, Limerick, Ireland
1912 Three giant cantilever cranes ... Portsmith, Rosyth Dockyard and Imperial Japanese Navy Dockyard in Sasebo, Japan
1913 Charging machines for Vauxhall & Beckton Gasworks, London
1913 Floating crane, Quebec Docks, Canada
1914 Royal Naval Oil Terminal, Hoy, Orkney
1915 203 tonne giant cantilever crane, Woolwich Arsenal, London
1916 Keadby Bridge, Lincolnshire
1916 Tube furnaces, Tsaritsyn (now Volgograd) Gun Works, Russia
1917 152 tonne giant cantilever crane, James Watt Dock, Greenock, Inverclyde
1917 Mekhaleng Bridge, South Africa
1919 Lock gates, swing bridge, bascule bridge and floating caisson at King George V Dock, London
1919 Floating caisson at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth
c.1920 Erode Branch Railway bridge, Tamil Nadu, India
c.1920 Manchester Corporation syphon contract
1920 152 tonne giant cantilever crane, North British Diesel Engine Works, Glasgow
1920 Great Western Road Railway Bridge, London
1920-21 Working on the new Southwark Bridge, London
1920-23 Working on Barton Power Station, Manchester
1921-28 Automatic wagon tipper and discharging hopper at Takoradi Harbour, Ghana
1921-32 Working on Benue Bridge, Nigeria
c.1922 Nabkoi Viaduct, Uganda Railway, Kenya
1923 Renovation of Argentinian railway bridges at Arenal, Las Conchas and Tania
1923 Barrow Haven Railway Bridge, Lincolnshire
1923 Floating caisson at Tilbury Docks, Essex
1924 Mid Calder Road Bridge, West Lothian
1924 Offin River Railway Brudge, Ghana
1924 Ferry Road Railway Bridge, Tilbury, Essex
1924-34 Temporary accommodation bridge (demolished), for Waterloo Bridge, London
1925 Gates for ... Methil Harbour Dock (Firth of Forth), Greenwell Drydock Co (Sunderland) and Swansea Docks
1925 Reconstruction in reinforced concrete of New Holland Pier, Lincolnshire
1925 81 tonne floating crane, Hikitia, Wellington Harbour, New Zealand
1925-27 Queensferry Rolling Lift Bridge, Flintshire
1925-28 Rolling Lift Bridge No 3, Grimsby, Lincolnshire
1926 81 tonne floating crane, Rapaki, Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand
1926 Prah Railway Bridge, Ghana
1926-27 Stonebyres Power Station and pipeline, Lanark Hydroelectric Scheme
c1927 Cranes and large pontoon for landing coal at Athens Power Station
1927 Tyne Bridge (East Coast Main Line Railway, East Linton, East Lothian),
Morhar Bridge (Gaya, India), Carlton Road Bridge (Humberside), Benton Railway Bridge (newcastle upon Tyne), Newport Bridge (Monmouth)
1927-29 Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland
1928 Lock gates at Kidderpore Docks, Calcutta, India
1928 Forth & Clyde Canal Swing Bridge, Castlecary, Lanarkshire
1928-30 Boulevard Lift Bridge, Govan, Glasgow (demolished)
1928-31 Three bridges in Birkenhead: Duke Street Rolling Lift Bridge, Egerton Wharf Rolling Lift Bridge and Tower Road Rolling Lift Bridge
1929 Lochaber Aluminium Smelter, Fort William, Scotland
1929 Kingsland Road Railway Bridge, London
1929 Swing bridge and lock gates for Nag Hammadi Barrage, Egypt
1929 Caisson for East Usk Pumping Station, Newport, Wales
1929 Zwartkop River Railway Bridge, Pretoria, South Africa
1929-31 254 tonne giant cantilever crane, Walker Shipyard, Newcastle upon Tyne
1930 Three bridges in Scotland: Balmore Road Lift Bridge (Lambhill, Glasgow), Pollokshaws Road Bridge (Glasgow) and Montrose Road Bridge (Angus)
1930 Royal Naval Oil Terminal, Hoy, Orkney
1930 Reconstruction of Carter Bridge, Lagos, Nigeria
1930 Reconstruction of Ribble Viaduct, North Yorkshire
1930 Tsoelike Suspension Bridge, Lesotho
1930 Union Canal Swing Bridge, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd (Nobel Factory), Falkirk
1930-33 King's Bridge, River Clyde, Glasgow
1931-32 Two railway bridges at Blantyre, Lanarkshire
1931-32 Temple Lift Bridge (demolished), Forth & Clyde Canal, Glasgow
1932 Caledonian Canal swing bridges at Laggan, Aberchalder and Fort Augustus, Highland
1932 Burntisland Alumina Works, Fife
1932 Gates for Garvel Dock, Greenock, Inverclyde
1932 Morley's Bridge over Bridgewater Canal, Astley, Manchester
1932 Foundations for 178 tonne giant cantilever crane at Stobcross Quay, Glasgow
1932-33 Townhead Swing Bridge, Forth & Clyde Canal, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire (demolished)
1933 Steel pipework at Glenlee Hydroelectric Power Station, Galloway
1933 Reconstruction of Streatham Road Rail Bridge, London
1933 Chester Road Swing Bridge, Manchester Ship Canal, Warrington
1933 Cylinders for bridge construction at Mosul Bridge, Iraq
1933 Dalgrain Swing Bridge (demolished), Forth & Clyde Canal, Grangemouth
All items by Adam Hunter  •  Everything built ... 1869 - 1933
main reference  BDCE3
portrait of Adam Hunter  courtesy Roland Paxton

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