Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1857) - a great Victorian Engineer who constructed the first British Railway.

Isambard, hero of Bristol, and the man who taught me that you'll never be short in a tall hat. Isambard Kingdom Brunel against the launching chains of the Great Eastern at Millwall in

Top 10: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures - Telegraph

Top 10: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures

Ten of the greatest surviving structures by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

SS Great Britain: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures. The first iron-hulled, trans-Atlantic liner, returned to dry dock in Bristol.

Top 10: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures

SS Great Britain, 19 Jul 1843 Launched in Bristol in the steamship was the first iron-hulled trans-atlantic liner. Abandoned in the Falkland Islands, she was rescued in 1970 and returned to dry dock in Bristol, where she has been restored.

L-R: John Scott Russell, Henry Wakefield, Isambard Kingdom Brunel at the launching of the SS Great Eastern. English.

L-R: John Scott Russell, Henry Wakefield, Isambard Kingdom Brunel at the final successful launch attempt.Brunel had a stroke and died a few hours later.

Did everything bigger, better, faster than anyone else. A man of vision, ambition and talent

Did everything bigger, better, faster than anyone else. A man of vision, ambition and talent - Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel lived here. 98 Cheyne Walk, London SW10

Isambard Kingdom Brunel's house, № 98 Cheyne Walk,

SS "Great Britain". The first transatlantic ship with an iron hull built by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Can be seen at Bristol Docks

2009 - SS Great Britain, the first transatlantic ship with an iron hull built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, seen at Bristol Docks

Robert Howlett (1830-1858), 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern' 1857    This is an iconic portrait of the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806- 1859) posed confidently in front of the launching chains of his creation, the massive steamship The Great Eastern. The huge chains form a bold pattern that, despite the subject’s top hat, gives this picture a very modern feel.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the "Great Eastern" 1857 - He was one of the most versatile and audacious engineers of the century, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships.

A bridge spanning a river at high level, the bridge deck supported in the centre by curved tubular metal girders

Royal Albert Bridge spanning a river at high level, the bridge deck supported in the centre by curved tubular metal girders.

Paddington station, circa 1900. The mainline station, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was built with private funds and owned by the Great Western Railway. It included a hotel, the Great Western Royal (now the Hilton London Paddington)

Paddington station, circa The mainline station, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was built with private funds and owned by the Great Western Railway. It included a hotel, the Great Western Royal (now the Hilton London Paddington).

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Rotherhithe, London, UK.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Rotherhithe, London, UK Sadly he died too young but what a Fantastic Lagacy he left the world. The Brunel Family were though to be of Huguenot Ancestry

Ten of the greatest surviving structures by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Top 10: Isambard Kingdom Brunel's great surviving structures

Thames Tunnel, 25 Mar 1843 Built in the first tunnel under the Thames - or indeed under any river - was originally used by pedestrians but was converted to a rail link in 1869 and is currently being extensively refurbished.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel- inventor & engineer of railways, tunnels, bridges,dockyards

Famous engineer who designed Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and the SS Great Britain, all Bristol landmarks/icons.

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