By Michael R. Bailey

Robert Stephenson, the major engineer of the mid-nineteenth century whose colossal public works caused substantial social switch is now the topic of this wonderful new biography: Robert Stephenson - The Eminent Engineer. Stephenson's engineering perform used to be answerable for significant railway development programmes in Britain and in a foreign country. He oversaw the construction of many bridges, really the cutting edge tubular bridges in North Wales and used to be influential within the improvement of England's railway community. Stephenson's engineering perform in Westminster, whose many affiliates have been engaged all through England, have been chargeable for significant railway development programmes through the 'mania' years of the 1840s. via 1850, he used to be linked to one 3rd of the railway community. His in another country railway involvements incorporated development many miles of line and constructing nationwide shipping plans. Robert Stephenson - The Eminent Engineer additionally considers Stephenson's public roles and exhibits how he was once perceived via his contemporaries. Stephenson was once a Member of Parliament and Commissioner for the good Exhibition, used to be good revered as an arbitrator, acquired numerous British and in a foreign country honours and used to be President of either the associations of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

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