Brunel,his ships and bridges

placeholder gifThe Great Eastern Steamship - Launching - 1857

Isambard Kingdom was the only son of the French engineer Sir Marc Brunel. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on the 9th of April 1806,in Portsmouth.

Brunel is famous for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is in the city of Bristol, and the Saltash Bridge between Devon & Cornwall.

The boats which he built were the Great Britain, the Great Western & The Great Eastern.

The ship was very big

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Written by unknown author
Organisation White Rock Primary School
Contributor   A pupil from White Rock Primary  
Identifier ref 5
Contributor   Brunel University Library  
Date   1857  
Format   Postcard of greyscale photograph; 150 mm x 105 mm  
Language   en-uk  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Great Eastern Steamship. Chains. 1857  
Type   image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Brunel University Library  
Keywords Victorian Engineering Costume Portrait Brunel