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George Scott (1900-1942)

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George Scott (1900-1942)

1943 Obituary [1]

GEORGE SCOTT was born in 1900, and after receiving his technical training at the Motherwell Technical Institute and the Royal Technical College, Glasgow, served his apprenticeship from 1916 to 1921 with the Motherwell Bridge and Engineering Company. He remained with that firm as estimator and draughtsman until 1926, when he became a designing engineer to Sir William Arrol and Company, but in the succeeding year he transferred his services to Messrs. John Butler and Company, Leeds, where as assistant technical manager he was engaged on the construction of movable bridges.

Since 1930 the remainder of his brief career was spent with the Furness Shipbuilding Company, first as chief estimator and designer and finally from 1933 in the capacity of chief constructional engineer, with charge of the drawing office and the supervision of a large workshop. He was responsible for the design and construction of the new Chelsea suspension bridge, the Newry swing bridge (Ireland), the Royston lift bridge, and the Gebel Aula swing bridge (Egypt).

Mr. Scott, whose death occurred on 5th November 1942, was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1941, only about a year before his death.

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