See also:English engineer, was
See also:born near Bath in 184o, and, after receiving his early training in a South
See also:Wales ironworks, became associated with
See also:Fowler in
See also:London . He took
See also:part in the construction of the Metropolitan railway (London), and in designing the cylindrical vessel in which
See also:Needle, now
See also:standing on the
See also:Embankment, London, was brought over from
See also:Egypt to England in 1877-1878 . By this
See also:time he had already made himself an authority on
See also:bridge-construction, and shortly afterwards he was engaged on the
See also:work which made his reputation with the general public—the design and erection of the Forth Bridge . On the completion of this undertaking in 1890 he was made K.C.M.G., and in the same
See also:year the Royal Society recognized his scientific attainments by electing him one of its
See also:fellows . Twelve years later at the formal opening of the
See also:dam, for which he was consulting-engineer, he was created K.C.B . Sir Benjamin
See also:Baker, who also had a large
See also:share in the introduction of the
See also:system widely adopted in London of constructing
See also:railways in deep tubular tunnels built up of
See also:cast iron segments, obtained an extremely large professional practice, ranging over almost every branch of
See also:engineering, and was more or less directly concerned with most of the
See also:great engineering achievements of his
See also:day . He was also the author of many papers on engineering subjects . He died at Pangbourne, Berks, on the 19th of May 1907 .
HENRY BAKER (1698-1774)
SIR RICHARD BAKER (1568-1644/5)
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