May 5th Harrison Hayter (Death)











Flushing – born Harrison Hayter (1825 – 1898) was a civil engineer who was instrumental in the construction of many of the major Victorian engineering projects.

Trained on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, Hayter is most renowned for his work with Sir John Hawkshaw including the Charing Cross, Inner Circle and Cannon Street Underground Lines and the Severn Tunnel Railway.

He developed the harbours in Hull, Penarth, Dover and the southern part of the West India Docks.  Perhaps, though, his most famous accomplishment was his work on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, pictured below.







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