Thomas Telford: 250 Years of Inspiration

Institution of Civil Engineers

Price: £ 24.00

ISBN: 9780727735003

Format: Paperbound

Publish Date: 17/04/2007

Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd

Page Size: 297x210mm

Number of Pages: 66

Thomas Telford: 250 Years of Inspiration


Thomas Telford is arguably the most influential civil engineer who ever lived. First president of the Institution of Civil Engineers, he has left an enduring legacy.

From the 1790’s for four decades, Telford’s achievements were second to none in the application of engineering solutions, improved constructional materials and the use of technology. His projects, involving movement of people, goods or water extended to Poland, Sweden, Panama, Canada and India.

This celebration of Telford’s work marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. It includes original illustrations from the Institution of Civil Engineers archives and is written by industry experts to demonstrate the impact that his works and ideas still have on society today.


• Thomas Telford, county surveyor
• Thomas Telford’s cast iron bridges
• Telford’s masonry bridges in the Carluke road
• Telford’s Menai and Conwy suspension bridges
• Thomas Telford: highway engineer ahead of his time
• Telford’s Highland roads – a new way of life for Scotland
• Telford’s Holyhead road – the first super highway
• St Katherine Docks, London – Telford’s high speed harbour
• Birmingham Canal – a future unlocked by Telford
• Thomas Telford, project manager