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Death of Sir Thomas Telford

Posted in Anniversary, Architecture, Technology on Monday, 23 August 2010

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picture, The Menai Suspension Bridge

The Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Sir Thomas Telford

2 September marks the anniversary of the death of Sir Thomas Telford in 1834. Telford, born in Glendinning, Scotland, in 1834, trained as a stonemason. Through a wealthy patron, he became Surveyor of Public Works in Shropshire and he became responsible for various rebuilding and renovation projects. His most famous works include the Ellesmere Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge between mainland Wales and the island of Anglesey.

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