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).
Person | Male Born 31/3/1840 Died 19/5/1907
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Baker at IC
Benjamin Baker - W8
Sir Benjamin Baker, 1840 - 1907, civil engineer, designer of the Forth Bridge...
Skempton Building plaques
2018: Eamonn Doyle has written to correct our "east to west", saying that the...
Brunel's Engine House
The engine house was designed by Marc Brunel to be part of the infrastructure of his Thames tunnel. It held steam-powered pumps used to extract water from the excavations. Since 1961 the building h...
Deck Engineer on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above Bar Stree...
Alfred Pirrie Middleton
Assistant Electrician on the RMS Titanic. A full résumé of his life can be found on the Encyclopedia Titanica website. He is also commemorated on the Engineers Memorial, Andrews East Park, Above B...
Edmund Nuttall Limited
Construction company with origins in the Netherlands.
Alliott Verdon Roe
Aircraft designer and manufacturer. Born Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe at Patricroft, Manchester. He was inspired by the Wright brothers to devote himself to powered flight. In 1907 he built a biplane a...