Lawrence Ennis

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Lawrence Ennis CMG[1] OBE[1] (31 August 1871 - 5 May 1938)[1] was the managing director of Dorman Long and the main supervisor of the construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.[2]

Life[edit]

Ennis was born in West Calder, Scotland and raised in the United States.[2] By 1900 Ennis was in charge of one of the American Bridge Company's largest sites.[2] Ennis joined Dorman Long in 1903, and became General Manager in 1915 and a Director of the company in 1924.

From 1924 to 1932 he was engineer in charge of construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.[3] [4] He died in 1938. [5][6]

Publication[edit]

  • Brearley, Joan McDonald; Ennis, Lawrence (1982), The bridge opened : official opening, 19th March, 1932, Pylon Press, ISBN 978-0-9593592-0-6 
  • As joint author - in Minutes of Proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers, Vol. 238 - Session 1933-1934, Pt. 2. London: 1935. 2) Sydney Harbour Bridge: Manufacture of the Structural Steelwork and Erection of the Bridge, by R. Freeman and L. Ennis;[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Obituaries - from the Tablet Archive
  2. ^ a b c 07 May 1938 - BRIDGE BUILDER DEAD. Mr. Lawrence Ennis. A BOYHO
  3. ^ Sydney Harbour Bridge
  4. ^ "CLOSING OF MAIN ARCH SPAN.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 11 September 1930. p. 12. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mr. Lawrence Ennis' Sudden Death.". Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) (Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 7 May 1938. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Late Mr. Lawrence Ennis.". Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) (Burnie, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 14 May 1938. p. 2. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Freeman, Ralph; Bradfield, J. J. C. (John Job Crew), 1867-1943; Pain, John Freeman; Roberts, Gilbert; Ennis, Lawrence (1935), [Sydney Harbour Bridge] : by Ralph Freeman [and others], Institution of Civil Engineers, retrieved 5 May 2012