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Thomas Telford

First British civil engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Thomas Telford
Born on 9 August 1757 in Westerkirk, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe
Deceased on 2 September 1834 in London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
1782

Moves to London

1784

Studies mathematics, architecture, languages, philosophy and Roman history

1788

Surveyor in Shropshire

1793

Chief engineer for the construction of Ellsmere Canal

1796

Bildwas Bridge

1803

Construction of Caledonian Canal begins

1808

First trip to Sweden, consultant for the Gotha Canal

1810

Port of Aberdeen

1811

First report on Holyhead Road

1813

Second trip to Sweden

1817 - 1829

Commissioner for the Treasury Department

1819

Construction on Menai Straits Bridge begins

1820

First president of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Structures and Projects

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Created: 02/01/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014