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  1. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …but water ingress and poor ground conditions led to the works being abandoned. == Advanced Tunnelling == {{Image url=" BrunelTunnellingShield.jpg" class="right" title=" Brunel Tunnelling Shield" width="" }} The attempts that had failed led engin…
    …eers to consider it impractical. But this did not deter Brunel. In January 1818 Brunel patented a revolutionary **tunnelling shield** a major leap in tunnelling technology. This protected workers and impr…
    …down to the tunnel. This in it itself was a marvel of engineering. Instead of digging a hole then building inside, Marc Brunel had the 50 foot wide and 42 foot high shaft built on top of a 25-ton iron hoop, at ground level. This structure was the…
    …under its own weight! Crowds came everyday to see the shaft disappearing into the ground. The shaft is now next to the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe village. When both shafts were in position miners were hired from coal mines and the tunnel exca…
  2. Plywood — 2016-10-19 10:55:12
    …gest expense. One ship might need 1500 pulleys all made by hand. His block making machines developed with Marc Isambard Brunel saved the Admiralty thousands of pounds. Some of these machines were still in regular use into the 1940's.…
  3. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …Image url="Rail_Barrow_Steel_1896.jpg" title="Mushet steel rail" class="left" width="300" }} ::c:: == Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859) == {{Image url="IKBrunel.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Brunel was a British engineer born in Portsm…
    …rtant bridges and tunnels, hence revolutionising public transport and modern day engineering. During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering "firsts", including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and…

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