Thomas Telford(1757-1834), Engineer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Civil engineer. He designed and built numerous canals, bridges, roads and harbours throughout Britain. His greatest engineering achievements include the Caledonian Canal, the Chirk Aqueduct and the Menai Bridge. He was a close friend of Thomas Campbell and Robert Southey.
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