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Telford, Thomas

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishTelford, ThomasThomas TelfordTel‧ford, Thomas /ˈtelfəd $ -fərd/  (1757–1834) a Scottish architect and engineer, known for building 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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