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

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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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Stratford Works

Stratford Works

The locomotive building works of the Great Eastern Railway.The original shops were built by the railway 'King', George Hudson. In addition to the engineering facilities, Hudson provided accommodati...

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Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Sir Joseph Bazalgette

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Tommy Tucker

Tommy Tucker

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1 memorial
Clarendon Arch

Clarendon Arch

The New River had to be carried over Salmon's Brook (now dry).  To do this a 660-feet long lead-lined wooden aqueduct was built in 1608-13, known as the Bush Hill Frame.  At the same time a bridge ...

Building, Engineering

2 memorials
Francis Fowke

Francis Fowke

Engineer and architect, and a Captain in the Corps of Royal Engineers.  Born Belfast. In  1862 he was made superintendent of construction of the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Alber...

Person, Architecture, Engineering, Ireland

1 memorial