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John Smeaton

Biographical Information

Name: John Smeaton
Born on 8 June 1724 in Whitkirk, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Deceased on 28 October 1792 in Whitkirk, Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, United Kingdom, Europe
1748

Works in London as maker of scientific instruments.

1750

Founds the Smeatonian Society, later to become the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1818.

ca. 1752

Takes interest in mechanics.

1753 - 1755

First small projects as engineer

1756

Hydraulic studies in the Low Countries

1756 - 1759

The President of the Royal Society charges Smeaton with the construction of the Eddystone Lighthouse

1760 - 1765

Project to render the Calder River navigable

1762 - 1767

Coldstram Bridge

1766 - 1771

Bridge at Perth

1767 - 1768

Pumps at London Bridge

1768 - 1777

Canal connecting Clyde and Forth

1771

Founds together with colleagues the Society of Civil Engineers (today Smeatonian Society)

1774 - 1775

Steam pump at the Chasewater mine

1775 - 1780

Aberdeen Bridge

1776 - 1873

Retention basin at Ramsgate port

1777 - 1780

Hexham Bridge

1788 - 1792

Ramsgate port jetty

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

architect
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  • Person-ID
    1000108
  • Date created
    13/04/1999
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014