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Benjamin Baker
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Born in Frome, Somerset
Born on 31st of March 1840
Died on 19th of May 1907

Born 1840. Died 1907 - English civil engineer.


He entered into a long association with John Fowler in 1861, designing the London Metropolitan railway, Victoria station, and many bridges. Their greatest achievement was the Forth Rail Bridge (1883-90). He was also a consultant engineer for the Aswan Dam in Egypt, and the Hudson River Tunnel in New York.

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