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Percy Allan

Biographical Information

Name: Percy Allan
Born on 12 July 1861 in , New South Wales, Australia, Australia and Oceania
Deceased on 7 May 1930 in , New South Wales, Australia, Australia and Oceania
1889

Chief Draftsman, Public Works Department, New South Wales

1892

Converted Howe truss to local use with hardwood timber, especially ironbark (eucalyptus), and with improved maintenance capability.

1893 - 1929

105 "Allan truss" timber-composite road bridges, of which about one-third are still in service (as of 2003).

1896

Engineer-in-Chief bridge design, Public Works Department of New South Wales.

1899

Designs Pyrmont Bridge.

1902

Pyrmont Bridge opened.

1908 - 1911

PWD District Engineer, Newcastle NSW.

1912

1912 Assistant Director-General PWD NSW.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

designer

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Bibliography

  1. Allan, Percy (1907): The Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales. In: Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, v. 170, n. 1907-4 ( 1907), pp. 137-158, appendix, plate.

    https://doi.org/10.1680/imotp.1907.17249

  2. Allan, Percy (1895): Timber Bridge Construction in New South Wales. In: Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, v. 29 ( 1895).
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    06/12/2002
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    22/07/2014