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Biographical entry Irwin, Harold Beresford (1882 - 1962)

Born
1882
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died
September 1962
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Assayer and Bridge builder

Summary

Harold Irwin, a civil engineering contractor from Ballarat, was a pioneer in building in reinforced concrete.

Details

Harold Irwin, between 1911 and 1938, constructed more than 20 bridges, as well as water supply projects across Victoria.

Major Works included: the peace memorial reinforced concrete bridge over the Dandenong Creek, Mordialloc (1918); the Calder Highway bridge over the Avoca River, Charlton (1925); and working as foreman for the construction of the Rubicon hydro-electric scheme (1926).

Events

1903
Education - Mining Assayer, Ballarat School of Mines
1904 - 1909
Career position - Assayer, Johannesburg, South Africa
1909
Education - Mine Manager, Ballarat School of Mines
1911 - 1938
Career position - H B Irwin, Civil engineering contractor.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Irwin, Patrick and Boak, Andrew, 'Ghosts of bridges past: the civil works of Harold Beresford Irwin, 1882 - 1962', Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine, vol. 2, no. 6, 2017, pp. 10-3. Details

Online Resources

Ken McInnes