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Telford, Thomas

     
Telford, Thomas
(1757-1834) a Scottish architect and engineer who built many bridges, roads, and canals. Some of his bridges are still used today, including the road bridge across the Menai Straits in North Wales. A new town called Telford, named after him, was built in central England in the 1960s.

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