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Benjamin Baker
Birth: Mar. 31, 1840
Death: May 19, 1907

Civil engineer. He was the chief designer of the railway bridge over The Firth of Forth, Scotland, in 1890, which is believed one of the greatest achievements of 19th century engineers, for which he was awarded the CMG and Prix Poncelet of The Institute of France. He helped to build London's Underground Railway, Tower Bridge, and the Blackwall Tunnel. In 1902, he was awarded the KCB for his building of the Aswan Dams (low and high) in Egypt. For devising the float for Cleopatra's needle to England (1877) he was awarded the coveted Telford Medal of The Institute of Civil Engineers. At his death he was Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the most respected engineers in the world. (bio by: s.canning) 
 
Burial:
St Nicholas Churchyard
Idbury
West Oxfordshire District
Oxfordshire, England
Plot: Inside the church.
 
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Originally Created by: s.canning
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16839770
Benjamin Baker
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- a sincere fan
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- lisa greenman
 Added: May. 18, 2010
Happy birthday Mr. Baker
- Martin W
 Added: Mar. 31, 2010
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