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Airey, Thomas, engineer

  • Person

Thomas Airey was the resident engineer to Clifton Suspension Bridge during its construction, 1861-1864, and worked as a consultant engineer for the bridge in the years afterwards, at which point he appears to be living and working at times abroad. Civil engineer lists record that he was Breslan and at Aird's in Danzig (Netherlands) and at Monk Heseldon, Castle Eden Coliery Co., Durham in 1873 and in 1878 in Stockport.

Armstrong, William

  • Person
  • fl. 1780 - 1858

William Armstrong was born in Perenwood, Northumberland in c.1780. In 1824 he became resident engineer to the Thames Tunnel, recommended by Bryan Donkin and John Rennie. He resigned through ill-health in 1826 and was described as being ‘of Bristol’ in the Worcester Journal. Colvin lists him as an architect and civil engineer in Bristol and he became a building surveyor there from 1836 until his death in 1858.

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