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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

British engineer; designer of the Clifton suspension bridge but also of large ships such as the Great Western.

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Name: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Born on 9 April 1806 in , Portsmouth, Hampshire, South East England, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Deceased on 15 September 1859 in , England, United Kingdom, Europe
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Engineer of the Great Western Railway;
project for a railway line to Bristol;
Helps his father Marc Isambard Brunel with tunnel construction;
Designs and builds the first steam liners for transatlantic cruises, the "Great Western" and "Great Britain";

1855 - 1859

Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar near Saltash


Launch of 211-metre "Great Eastern" steamship.

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