Born on 26th of January 1780
Died on 1st of November 1856
Born 1780. Died 1856 - English civil and mechanical engineer.
Worked for several firms of iron-founders. Designed and built the cast-iron bridge over the Wye at Chepstow (1815-16). Supported the use of steam locomotives. Built a colliery railway in Staffordshire. Responsible for the construction of the London and Brighton railway which opened in 1841. Other railways he built included the Bolton & Preston (1841), Gravesend & Rochester (1845) and Nottingham & Grantham (1846).
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