Born on 9th of August 1757
Died in Westminster, London
Died on 2nd of September 1834
Born 1757 Died 1834 - Scottish civil engineer
Apprenticed to stonemason at age of 14. 1782 went to London. His masonry arch bridge over the Severn enhanced his reputation as did the Pont-Cysyllte aqueduct and other works on the Ellesmere Canal. Constructed canals, roads, bridges as well as churches, manses and harbours. Responsible for draining large tracts of the Fen country.
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