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Norman Cressy Bridge

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Norman Cressy Bridge (1883-1955), the senior partner of Strain and Robertson

1955 Obituary [1]

WE have learned with regret of the death of Mr. Norman Cressy Bridge, which occurred at his home at Bridge of Weir, on November 7th. He was the senior partner of Strain and Robertson, a Glasgow firm of consulting engineers, with whom he had been associated for nearly fifty years.

Norman Bridge was born in London in 1883, and was educated at Streatham Grammar School, Cranleigh School, and at the Finsbury Technical College.

He started his professional career in 1902 with the Newcastle upon Tyne Electric Supply Company, and two years later was engaged on electrification work on the former North Eastern Railway.

His next appointment was as an assistant engineer with the Yorkshire Electric Power Company.

Mr. Bridge Joined Strain and Robertson in 1907, becoming a partner in 1916 and senior partner in 1929. Among the many power schemes on which he was engaged during his years of consulting work may be mentioned the Yoker and Clyde's Mill generating stations of the former Clyde Valley Electric Power Company.

Mr. Bridge was a member of the institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the institution of Electrical Engineers. He was a past-chairman of the Scottish branches of both institutions.

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