George Berkley (engineer)

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Sir George Berkley
Died 20 December 1893
Nationality British
Engineering career
Discipline Civil,
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president)
Significant design Colesberg Bridge

Sir George Berkley KCMG (died 20 December 1893) was a British civil engineer. Berkley was born in London.[1] He designed the Colesberg Bridge, a 390 m Warren truss bridge built in 1885 over the Orange River in Colesberg, South Africa.[2][3]

Berkley was a consulting engineer for the Indian Midland Railway and, with Sir Charles Fox, built the 19 mile long Indian Tramway, a light railway running from Arconum to Conjeverum.[4][5] He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers from May 1891 to May 1892.[6]

Berkley was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in Queen Victoria's 1893 Birthday Honours.[7] His daughter, Rose, married Sir John St. George in 1894.[8] He died on 20 December 1893.[7]


  1. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-24, retrieved 2008-11-03 
  2. ^ Structurae, Sir George Berkley, retrieved 2008-12-02 
  3. ^ Colesberg Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved on 2008-12-02.
  4. ^ Millin, David, The Oldbury Railway Carriage & Wagon Company, retrieved 2008-12-02 
  5. ^ Hyder Consulting, Footprints on a global landscape (PDF), retrieved 2008-12-02 
  6. ^ Watson 1988, p. 251.
  7. ^ a b "no. 26474". The London Gazette. 9 January 1894. p. 199. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  8. ^ Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley (1908), The Catholic who's who 


Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
John Coode
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
May 1891 – May 1892
Succeeded by
Harrison Hayter