|Sir Hubert Shirley-Smith|
|Born||13 October 1901
|Died||10 February 1981
|Institutions||Institution of Civil Engineers (president),
Imperial College, London (Fellow)
|Projects||Howrah Bridge, Forth Road Bridge|
Shirley-Smith is perhaps most famous for helping to design the Howrah Bridge in Calcutta for the Indian Public Works Department in 1943. He also served in the Engineer and Railway Staff Corps, an unpaid, volunteer Territorial Army unit which provides engineering expertise to the British Army and was gazetted as a Major of that corps on 6 October 1953 In 1962 he worked as site agent for the ADC bridge company during construction of the Forth Road Bridge.
He served as president of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1967 to November 1968, during the 150th anniversary of that institution, and was made a Fellow of Imperial College, London in 1966 Shirley-Smith was a consulting engineer and worked for W.V. Zinn & Associates of London from 1969 to 1978. During 1968 Shirley-Smith was president of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and helped to arrange the first joint-conferences of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.:240
Shirley-Smith was honoured with an appointment as a Knight Bachelor on 1 January 1969 in the Queen's New Year Honours, being knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 7 March 1969. He was appointed a first class engineer member of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers in 1969. Shirley-Smith was also an author and wrote The World's Great Bridges and the Encyclopædia Britannica article on bridges. In 1971 he lived in Orpington in Kent. Shirley-Smith died on 10 February 1981.
- Entry in New General Catalog of Old Books and Authors
- Banister, Fletcher; Dan Cruickshank; Andrew Saint (1996). Sir Banister Fletcher's a History of Architecture. Architectural Press. p. 1625. ISBN 0-7506-2267-9.
- "No. 40002". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 October 1953. p. 5837.
- RCAHMS archive[permanent dead link]
- Watson, Garth (1988). The Civils. Thomas Telford. p. 254. ISBN 0-7277-0392-7.
- Imperial College list of fellows
- Encyclopædia Britannica author entry
- "No. 44740". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1969. p. 2.
- "No. 44804". The London Gazette. 7 March 1969. p. 2538.
- Watson, Garth (1989). The Smeatonians: The Society of Civil Engineers. Thomas Telford Ltd. p. 140. ISBN 0-7277-1526-7.
|Professional and academic associations|
|President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1967 – November 1968
John Holmes Jellett