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 Benjamin Baker

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Benjamin Baker

Birth
Death 19 May 1907
Burial Idbury, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Plot Inside the church.
Memorial ID 16839770 View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Baker (31 Mar 1840–19 May 1907), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16839770, citing St Nicholas Churchyard, Idbury, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .