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Thomas Telford: An Illustrated Life Rhoda M. Pearce

Thomas Telford: An Illustrated Life

Rhoda M. Pearce

Published March 4th 2008
ISBN : 9780852634103
Paperback
48 pages
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Thomas Telfords genius is reflected in the variety and great technical skill of his constructions, most of which are still in use today. The colossus of roads built or improved hundreds of miles of durable, fast roads in Scotland, England, andMoreThomas Telfords genius is reflected in the variety and great technical skill of his constructions, most of which are still in use today. The colossus of roads built or improved hundreds of miles of durable, fast roads in Scotland, England, and Wales, but it is perhaps Telfords work on canals in Britain that attracts most attention now: the Ellesmere Canal with its magnificent aqueducts at Pontcysyllte and Chirk- and the Caledonian Canal cutting its way through the Great Glen in Scotland. Telfords appointment as the first President of the Institution of Civil Engineers shows that his generation recognised him as a real leader of his profession, and the naming of Telford New Town in his honor indicates that his great contribution to civil engineering is still recognized in our own time.