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John Rennie
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Born in East Linton, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 7th of June 1761
Died on 4th of October 1821

Born 1761. Died 1821 - Scottish civil engineer.

Studied at Edinburgh University. Moved to London as an engineer. Became famous for constructing bridges including those at Kelso, Leeds, Boston, New Galloway, Southwark and Waterloo. He built many canals, drained fens and designed many docks including London, Liverpool and Dublin. Constructed the breakwater at Plymouth as well as improving harbours and dockyards.

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