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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

"The great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been called the man who invented the modern world. His achievements included building innovative bridges and tunnels and constructing British railways with an astonishing sense of detail. Nothing escaped his attention when he was involved with a project.

Most of Brunel's creations were on dry land (or under it). But he turned his attention to the ocean at times and designed and built three steamships. Each ship marked a technological leap forward, and the last one he built, the massive Great Eastern, would eventually play a useful role in placing the transatlantic telegraph cable…"
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