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125th Anniversary

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RT @FRC_Queensferry: Forth Bridges website just added an amazing pilot's eye video of last week's Spitfire flypast http://t.co/3MccMdjNTd h…
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Arrol Hydraulic Riveting Machine unveiled

Arrol Hydraulic Riveting Machine unveiled | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Friends of Seafield House committee members were delighted to attend the unveiling of a hydraulic riveting machine at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Museum Scotland on the evening of the ...
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Introducing Great Britain’s first polymer banknote | Clydesdale Bank

Introducing Great Britain’s first polymer banknote | Clydesdale Bank | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Our latest banknote is Great Britain’s first polymer note that’s more secure, more durable and cleaner than any other banknote. Find out more here.
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Great to see Sir William Arrol has been chosen to feature on the first British polymer banknote.

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Scotland's Titan Crane Recognised as Engineering Masterpiece With International Award

Scotland's Titan Crane Recognised as Engineering Masterpiece With International Award | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Titan Crane in Clydebank in same league as Eiffel Tower and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Retronaut - c. 1893: Completing Tower Bridge

Retronaut - c. 1893: Completing Tower Bridge | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
c. 1893: Completing Tower Bridge (http://t.co/5N54vhy7wa) http://t.co/y4ZnDofOAU
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Tower Bridge celebrating 120 years on 30 June 2014. Article from The Engineer said:

"In July 1889, the contract for the construction and erection of the steelwork for the bridge was let to Sir William Arrol and Co., of Dalmarnock Ironworks, Glasgow. The whole of the work of this contract, both during manufacture and erection, was executed under the personal supervision of Sir William Arrol, who devoted a large amount of his time to the undertaking."

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City honour for engineer William Arrol

City honour for engineer William Arrol | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
A PLAQUE has been unveiled in Glasgow to honour a civil engineer who built three of the most famous bridges in the world.
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The Forth Bridge Experience - new visitor centre proposal

The Forth Bridge Experience - new visitor centre proposal | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Details of the planned visitor centre at the Forth Rail Bridge including a viewing platform at the top of Scotlands most famous sights.
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Network rail's proposal for a new visitor centre for the Forth Bridge.  What would you like to see?  I'm not very good at heights but would overcome that for the chance to climb to the top.

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Sir William Arrol on new polymer banknote launched by Clydesdale Bank

Sir William Arrol on new polymer banknote launched by Clydesdale Bank | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Friends of Seafield House (FoSH) welcomes the news that the Clydesdale Bank has today unveiled a commemorative £5 note to mark the nomination of the Forth Rail Bridge for inclusion in UNESCO’s Worl...
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Crane landmark 'on par with Eiffel'

Crane landmark 'on par with Eiffel' | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
The Titan Crane at Clydebank has been officially recognised as an engineering landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower.
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RAF flypast marks 125th birthday of the Forth Bridge

RAF flypast marks 125th birthday of the Forth Bridge | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
A flypast by an RAF Typhoon and Spitfire marks the 125th birthday of one of Scotland's most iconic landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge
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Forth Bridges Festival | Forth Bridges Festival 4th September to 13th September

Forth Bridges Festival | Forth Bridges Festival 4th September to 13th September | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
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View of the Forth Bridge

Lovely footage of the magnificent Forth Bridge as it spans the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Shot from the cab of a ScotRail class 170 diesel train - 170426 - ...
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Pop-up pub opens to public at top of famous 107-year-old Titan Crane

Pop-up pub opens to public at top of famous 107-year-old Titan Crane | Sir William Arrol | Scoop.it
Whisky brand Whyte & Mackay is inviting people to visit world’s first pub on top of a 150ft crane on banks of River Clyde.
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A great idea.  I would have loved to pop in for a G&T but I'm not sure if Sir William Arrol, the contractor who built the crane, would have approved.  He was known to say that "intemperance ought to be avoided" and was "much annoyed" with the men who frequented the public-house at the gate of the Forth Bridge works. 

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