|Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel by the launching chains of the SS Great Eastern
by Robert Howlett, 1857
9 April 1806|
|Died||15 September 1859
Westminster, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Horsley|
Isambard Brunel Junior
Marc Isambard Brunel
|Institutions||Institution of Civil Engineers|
Great Western Railway
|Significant design||Royal Albert Bridge|
I am opposed to the laying down of rules or conditions to be observed in the construction of bridges lest the progress of improvement tomorrow might be embarrassed or shackled by recording or registering as law the prejudices or errors of today.
I am going to design… a Station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc.