Paddington train station -In March 1833 Brunel was appointed engineer to the Great Western Railway. Plans were completed by March 1834. It then took another two years to go through Parliament. The first section from Paddington to Maidenhead was opened on 4 June1838.
SS Great Eastern - The SS Great Eastern was conceived as the biggest steamship yet to be built, one that would be capable of carrying 4,000 passengers at a time on a non-stop trip to Australia. The ship, originally called Leviathan, was to be nearly 700ft/213.36m long, six times the size of the largest ship built to date. Brunel designed her to be unsinkable, extending the watertight double plating to five ft/1.5m above the ship’s deepest load line.
Royal Albert Bridge - One of Brunel's most dramatic technical achievements is the Royal Albert Bridge over the River Tamar at Saltash in Cornwall. Begun in 1854, the two 465 foot cast iron spans were hoisted into position in September 1856 and July 1858 and the bridge was opened by the Prince Consort in May 1859.
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