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.