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Robert Stephenson
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Born in Willington Quay, Northumberland
Born on 16th of October 1803
Died on 12th of October 1859

Born 1803. Died 1859 - Scottish mechanical and structural engineer.

Returned from Colombia to manage his fatherís locomotive engine-works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Famous for his Britannia Tubular Bridge (1850), bridges at Conway (1848), Montreal (1859) and Royal Border Bridge at Berwick (1850). Was MP from 1847 for many years. Buried in Westminster Abbey.

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