Item 1883/1 - Thomas Airey's report on the state of the bridge to the Chairman and Directors of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company

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GB 3493 T/2/2/1883/1

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Thomas Airey's report on the state of the bridge to the Chairman and Directors of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Company

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  • 15 December 1883 (Creation)

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Thomas Airey was the resident engineer to Clifton Suspension Bridge during its construction, 1861-1864, and worked as a consultant engineer for the bridge in the years afterwards, at which point he appears to be living and working at times abroad. Civil engineer lists record that he was Breslan and at Aird's in Danzig (Netherlands) and at Monk Heseldon, Castle Eden Coliery Co., Durham in 1873 and in 1878 in Stockport.

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Airey's report of the examination of the bridge on 19 and 20 September 1883, principally concerning the state of the decking and recommending that the top of the deck be replaced with English glen timber and covered with tar and asphalt.

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      Listed as BM92a in 'Archives in Bridgemaster's Office' by Gill Blakeman and Hannah Lowery, January 2003.

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      BM 92a

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