Famous Scottish Civil Engineers

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 1 Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1834

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford had begun his career as a mason at 14, having lost his father in infancy. A self-taught architect, he was responsible for building many structures, including the Caledonian Canal and the Menai Suspension Bridge. Named The Colossus of Roads, he symbolized the Scottish Enlightenment.

 2 Robert Stevenson

Robert Stevenson
Famous As: engineer, civil engineer
Birthdate: June 8, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: July 12, 1850
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 3 John Rennie the Elder

John Rennie the Elder
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: June 7, 1761
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phantassie
Died: October 4, 1821

John Rennie the Elder was a Scottish civil engineer considered a pioneer in the use of structural cast iron. He designed many bridges, canals, docks, and warehouses. As a young boy, he spent much time in the workshop of Andrew Meikle, a prominent mechanical engineer, and learned from him. He then went on to establish his own engineering practice.  

 4 John Scott Russell

John Scott Russell
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 9, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parkhead, Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 8, 1882

 5 Adam Clark

Adam Clark
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: August 14, 1811
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: June 23, 1866

 6 Alfred Ewing

Alfred Ewing
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 27, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: January 7, 1935