Head Wrightson Railway Bridge, Pakistan

In my city – Attock City, Pakistan we have a railway bridge which was built in 1894 by Head Wrightson & Co. I recently visited that bridge and here are the pictures. Enjoy.

Photographs and details courtesy of Arsalan Rashid.

16 thoughts on “Head Wrightson Railway Bridge, Pakistan

  1. As recently as 2019 there was a bridge on the Yangon-Mandalay Railway , Myanmar which was built by the Stockton Forge Company in 1882. Head Wrightson took over the Stockton Forge Company in 1896. The company’s premises were off Norton Road.


    • Tommy Dover was a foreman welder in the Thornaby Bridgeyard, he was a gentleman well liked by the workforce & very knowledgeable when giving workmates advice.


  2. Brilliant, thanks for sharing. I worked at Heads, as did my dad, grandad and great grandad, my mother worked there during the war and met my dad, and my god father. I met my wife there and her dad worked there!
    Looking at the dates itโ€™s very likely my great grandad and possibly grandad as well, would have worked on components for this bridge.


  3. Amazing the care that has been taken of this bridge: much more than can be said for many in England where the paint followed by the rust is obvious.


  4. Arsalan Rashid – thank you for posting the lovely photos of the Head Wrightson Bridge in Attock City, Pakistan. It’s amazing that it’s still going strong over 100 years later. My mothers’s cousins husband work for them but this is before his time. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. My Father who died recently and my Mother who is still alive and kicking both worked at Head Wrightson and were both proud of everything built by the company. Thanks for this post I will share this with my mother. Regards Peter


  6. Thanks for sharing! I live in Toronto where we used to have a mental health hospital. The steel, still in use, was also made by Head Wright’s on Thornaby spent the first 15 years of my life working in and around Thornaby. Amazing to see how far they have stretched around the world but sadly gone and mostly forgotten…


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