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Calendar of Industrial Pioneers

Nature volume 110, page 654 (11 November 1922) | Download Citation



November 12, 1902. William Henry Barlow died.Appointed principal engineer of the Midland Railway in 1844, when thirty-two years of age, Barlow laid out the line from London to Bedford and was responsible for St. Pancras Station. He was also concerned with the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the second Tay Bridge, and the Forth Bridge. He was widely known for his scientific investigations of arches and beams, and in 1868 was made one of the committee appointed to investigate the applicability of steel to structures. He was a vice-president of the Royal Society, and in I879-80 president of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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