Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806-1859)

Creator of the Great Western Railway, bridge builder and revolutionary naval architect.


Clifton Suspension Bridge Designed in 1830 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Construction began in 1836 but was interrupted in 1843 through lack of funds. It was not until 1864 that the bridge was completed as a monument to Brunel.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge near Bristol.
Famous Quotes:
"I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today."

See also: Suspension Bridge.

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