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John Smeaton

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John Smeaton
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Born:   8/6/1724
Died:   28/10/1792
Operated:   Across UK

John Smeaton was an engineer born in Leeds. He was perhaps best known for his work on canals and harbours, but he also produced a large number of bridge designs during his working life, and not just across canals.

In 2008, a newly constucted viaduct carrying the A61 across the River Aire in Leeds was named after him[1].

List of Crossings

Crossing On Road Opening Date
Coldstream Bridge A697
Lower North Water Bridge A92
North Bridge (Evanton) B817
Perth Bridge A85 1771


John Smeaton
Road and Bridge Builders
pre-Victorian EngineersMajor William Caulfeild • Abraham Darby • John McAdam • Robert Mylne • John Rennie • John Smeaton • Thomas Telford • General George Wade
Victorian EngineersIsambard Kingdom Brunel • Joseph Mitchell
20th Century EngineersOwen Williams
Engineering CompaniesCleveland Bridge Company • Fairhurst Engineering • Stevenson Family

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