Person    | Male  Born 31/3/1840  Died 19/5/1907

Benjamin Baker

Categories: Engineering

Civil engineer. Born Somerset. Worked on the early London underground lines and the Forth Bridge. Was an expert witness at the Tay Bridge disaster enquiry. Died at home in Pangbourne. Imperial College awards a "Sir Benjamin Baker Medal" each year, bestowed on the student with the longest, most luxuriant moustache (we wish).

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Benjamin Baker - W8

Sir Benjamin Baker, 1840 - 1907, civil engineer, designer of the Forth Bridge...

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Skempton Building plaques

2018: Eamonn Doyle has written to correct our "east to west", saying that the...

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Norman E. Harrison, A.M.I.Mech.E.

Norman E. Harrison, A.M.I.Mech.E.

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