Benjamin Baker
continued
introduction  •  early life  •  Sir John Fowler  •  London Underground  • 
Tay Bridge disaster enquiry  •  Forth Rail Bridge  •  Cleopatra's Needle  •  Hudson River Tunnel  •  Aswan Dam  •  character & legacy  •  selected works  •  sources
Selected works
1860 Assistant engineer to William Wilson, Victoria Bridge (or Grosvenor Bridge or Pimlico Railway Bridge, now demolished)
1861-69 Assistant engineer to John Fowler, Metropolitan Railway (Paddington to Farringdon) and extensions
1865-68 Assistant engineer to John Fowler, Metropolitan District Railway
1866 Four-storey concrete warehouses
1868 Assistant engineer to John Fowler, St John's Wood Railway
1869 Becomes chief assistant to John Fowler
1869-71 Resident engineer, Metropolitan District Railway (Westminster to Mansion House)
1870 Becomes John Fowler's junior partner
1875 Becomes John Fowler's full partner
1877-78 Transport of Cleopatra's Needle
1882-90 Forth Rail Bridge with John Fowler (both are knighted)
1886-90 City & South London Railway with Sir John Fowler
1886-91 Chignecto Ship Railway, Nova Scotia (abandoned), with Sir John Fowler and Henry Ketchum
1888-91 Hudson River Tunnel with Sir John Fowler
1891-92 Bridge replacement and strengthening, London, Brighton & South Coast Railway
1891-97 Blackwall Road Tunnel with J.H. Greathead
1892 Wembley Park Tower (unfinished, demolished), jointly with A.D. Stewart
1896-1908 Central London Railway, consultant to J.H. Greathead and B. Mott
1896-1906 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway, consultant to W.R. Galbraith
1998 Sir John Fowler dies in November
1898-1902 Aswan Dam, Egypt (Aswan Low Dam)
1898-1903 Assiut Barrage, Egypt, consultant to Sir William Willcocks
1899-1914 King George Dock, Hull with Sir John Wolfe Barry, completed by A.C. Hurtzig and C.A. Brereton
1904-08 Raising the height of Aswan Dam
to 1907 City & South London Railway extension to Euston
1902-08 Royal Edward Dock, Avonmouth with Sir John Wolfe Barry
1905-08 Jubilee (Walney) Bridge
1907 Sir Benjamin Baker dies on 19th May
introduction  •  early life  •  Sir John Fowler  •  London Underground  • 
Tay Bridge disaster enquiry  •  Forth Rail Bridge  •  Cleopatra's Needle  •  Hudson River Tunnel  •  Aswan Dam  •  character & legacy  •  selected works  •  sources
All items by Sir Benjamin Baker  •  Everything built ... 1840 - 1907
main references  BDCE2, DNB
portrait of Baker  courtesy Institution of Civil Engineers

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