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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American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

Founded to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Based in Reston, Virginia, it is probably the oldest national engineering society in the United States.

Group, Engineering

1 memorial
Thames Water

Thames Water

When this authority was formed it took over responsibility for water supply from a number of other bodies including the Metropolitan Water Board.

Group, Engineering, Food & Drink

3 memorials
William Charles Copperthwaite

William Charles Copperthwaite

Engineer. 1906 Copperthwaite published "Tunnel shields and the use of compressed air in subaqueous works". 2021: We were kindly contacted by Christopher Nobbs (great-nephew of Copperthwaite) who w...

Person, Engineering

2 memorials
Edmund Cooper

Edmund Cooper

Resident Engineer responsible for the construction of the Northern Outfall Sewer in 1862-3. Also co-designer of Abbey Mills pumping station.

Person, Engineering

1 memorial