This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer

Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer

C026/7412

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE / UIG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE / UIG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Thomas Telford (1757-1834) Scottish civil engineer, born at Westkirk, Langholm, Scotland. Apprenticed to a stonemason at the age of 14, he became the eminent civil engineer of his generation and was called the Colossus of Roads for the improvements he made to 1,000 miles of roads. Among his works are the Ellesmere Canal which included the Chirk viaduct and the Pont Cysylte aqueduct, the Caledonian Canal, improvements to the London to Holyhead road which included the Menai Suspension Bridge, and St Katherine's Docks, London. Engraving from Lives of the Engineers by Samuel Smiles (London, 1862).

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}