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Baker, Benjamin, Sir

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1907 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Engineers


English Civil Engineer.


1840 - Born on the 31st of March in Keyford, Somerset, England.


1868 - Designed the elevated railroad in New York.


1870 - Published a timely book on Long Railway Bridges.


1877-1878 - He took part in the construction of the Metropolitan railway (London), and in designing the cylindrical vessel in which Cleopatra's Needle, now standing on the Thames Embankment, London.


1880 - he was called as an expert witness to the inquiry into the Tay Rail Bridge disaster.


1890 - He was made K.C.M.G., and in the Royal Society recognized his scientific attainments by electing him one of its fellows.


1907 - He died at Pangbourne, Berks, on the 19th of May.





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