Lecture: R.H. Greaves – ‘A Man Who Built Bridges’…..

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Date(s) - 28/10/2021
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

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R.H. Greaves – ‘A Man Who Built Bridges’

A lecture by Bill Jagger

This evening we are pleased to warmly welcome Leeds Association of Engineers member Bill Jagger to give the first lecture at our New Venue in Morley (click the link to see a post with full details). Bill has been an active member of the association for over seventeen years and has given lectures previously. He is a member of the ‘Railway and Canal Historical Society.’

Join us for what will no doubt be a most welcome change from the previously successful online ‘Zoom’ talks as we are once again able to meet in person.

Below is Bill’s synopsis of his talk, which he advises will last about one and a quarter hours…

RH Greaves – a man who built bridges

“The USA was generally ahead of the UK in its use of reinforced concrete. The subject of the talk was a contract manager working for the major railway construction companies. He was involved a variety of contracts but his main responsibility was building reinforced concrete structures, mainly railway bridges. All were in the south east of the USA. The archive from which the historic photographs are extracted is his record of the contracts he was involved in, plus some more general (often railway) images. His photographs also show some of the construction working practices of the day. The archive, and hence the talk, covers the period from 1914 to 1920. The talk includes modern images of some of the bridges and locations.”

As has been the custom we will retire to a local hostelry for refreshments and to enjoy further socialising. We look forward to seeing you in Morley !

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