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Robert Stephenson

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Name: Robert Stephenson
Born on 16 October 1803 in , Northumberland, North East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Deceased on 12 October 1859 in , Tyne and Wear, North East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
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Son of

Studies for half a year at the University of Edinburgh


Apprentice at his father's locomotive factory

Until 1827

Journey through the United States then works on the railway lines Stockton-Darlington and Manchester-Liverpool

1833 - 1835

Construction of the railway line London-Birmingham, including Euston Square Station in London;
Chief engineer of the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company;
Consultant for the construction of railway lines in Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany

Structures and Projects



  1. Stephenson, Robert (1821): Description of Bridges of Suspension. In: Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, v. 5, n. 10 (October 1821), pp. 237-256.

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