Isambard Kingdom Brunel
By- Sam Hicks
Brunel had worked as an assistant engineer for several years on a project to create a tunnel under London's River Thames. Marc Brunel, who was the chief engineer, designed an ingenious tunneling shield to protect workers from cave-ins, but there were two flooding incidents halted work for long periods, killing several workers and injuring younger Brunel. The event stopped the work on the tunnel for several years.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Brunel is best remembered for building the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The work on the bridge started in 1831, was suspended due to the Queen Square riots. Brunel did not live to see the bridge be completed, but his colleagues and admirers decided to hold a fundraiser to get the money to finish the bridge. The bridge was then open in 1845.