TQ3180 : Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works, 99 Southwark Street, London

taken 8 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works, 99 Southwark Street, London.
Kirkaldy’s Testing and Experimenting Works, 99 Southwark Street, London.
In 1981 the Industrial Buildings Preservation Trust converted the Kirkaldy building into a museum. The museum was created on the ground floor and basement of the building to commemorate David Kirkaldy and his major contribution to Victorian engineering. It houses a machine which could test steel components to destruction. In its time it helped to investigate engineering failures such as the Tay Bridge disaster (1879) and the crashes of the Comet Airliner (1950s). It also tested the steel components for many major construction projects including the Hammersmith suspension bridge and the Sydney Harbour bridge.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
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Museum > Museum   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 319 802 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3581N 0:6.0191W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 319 803
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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