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Isambard Kingdom Brunel, arguably Britain's greatest engineer, is perhaps best known for his ships and the Bristol-London main line, but he also designed many structures in Gloucestershire too.
Inside 'Brunel in Gloucestershire'
Most notable works include the tubular bridge crossing the Wye from England to Wales at Chepstow, the precursor of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash. Brunel also oversaw the construction of the line from Swindon to Gloucester; the Broad Gauge goods shed at Stroud station, as well as the station in Cirencester, now surrounded by a car park, are survivors from that era.
Other notable works include the Mickleton and Haie Hill tunnels, and he was heavily involved in the surveying of the other major rail routes in the county too, being the engineer for the Bristol to Gloucester route which opened in 1844.
He also undertook surveys of the Gloucester-Birmingham railway line.
This is one in a series of books by John Christopher, rediscovering Brunel’s works in your area. See also Brunel in London, Brunel in Cornwall, and Brunel in Bristol.
Brunel in Gloucestershire - the details
Author: John Christopher (signed)
Publisher: Amberley Publishing 2012
Format: Softback 96 pages
Size: 235 x 165 mm