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List of notable or famous civil engineers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top civil engineers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular civil engineers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British civil engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These civil engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known civil engineer from the United Kingdom is included when available.

People include everything from Robert Stephenson to James Simpson.

This historic civil engineers from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British civil engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous civil engineers from the United Kingdom?" These prominent civil engineers of the United Kingdom may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected British civil engineers.

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Sir Alan Marshall Muir Wood, MA, LLD, DEng, FRS, FREng, FICE was a British civil engineer. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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Brigadier-General Sir Alexander Gibb GBE CB FRS was a Scottish civil engineer. Gibb was born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, the son of the civil engineer, Alexander Easton Gibb, and the great-grandson of John Gibb, an early member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was educated at the High School of Dundee, Rugby and University College, London, although he left the latter after a year to become articled to the prominent Civil Engineers John Wolfe-Barry and Henry Marc Brunel. Having completed his training, he became resident engineer on the Metropolitan District Railway's Whitechapel and Bow Railway extension. After two years he left to join his father's company, Easton, Gibb & Son, of ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1872-1958)

Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom

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Alexander Ross was a British civil engineer particularly noted for his work with the railway industry. Ross was born in Laggan, County of Inverness in Scotland on 20 April 1845. He was educated in Aberdeen and at Owen's College in Manchester, an institution now a part of the University of Manchester. Ross began his career in railway engineering with the Great North of Scotland Railway before moving to the London and North Western Railway in 1871. In 1873 he went to work for the North Eastern Railway before returning to LNWR in the next year. He changed employer again in 1884 when he went to work for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway before becoming the Chief Engineer of the Manchester, ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1845-1923)

Birthplace: Laggan, United Kingdom

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Alfred Burges was a British civil engineer. He was apprenticed to the civil engineer James Walker, and in turn trained several other engineers such as Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Walker and Burges were responsible for railways, bridges and many marine works, including lighthouses, Surrey Commercial Docks, the Junction Dock at Hull, and the Bedford Levels. Their firm is noted in many documents as Messrs. Walker & Burgess, engineers of Limehouse, with his last name being almost always spelt in this way. He died at Worthing on 12 March 1886 and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery. His son, William, became an influential architect. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1796-1886)

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