Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Born 1806.—Died 1859.—George III.—George IV.—William IV.—Victoria.

The son of Sir Mark Isambard Brunel, the engineer of the Thames Tunnel.  Sir Isambard, the son, first laid down the broad gauge system of railways, and also built the Great Eastern  steamship.  His railway bridges were planned with extraordinary boldness, and that at Saltash, in Devonshire, is well known.