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Who Designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge?
There is a blue plaque on the Clifton suspension bridge in Bristol which says: "This bridge was designed in 1830 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel."
The design of the bridge is one of the achievements which for Brunel is most widely known. At the time of construction, the bridge had the longest span of any bridge in the world.
Author and historian Adrian Vaughan, author of the book The Intemperate Engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel in His Own Words, has suggested that the final bridge was significantly different to the one which Brunel designed.
However, Brunel's reputation as a bridge designer remains sound. In his life, he designed many bridges, including the Royal Albert Bridge, Somerset Bridge, the Windsor Railway Bridge and the Maidenhead Railway Bridge.
In 1836, Brunel married Mary Horsley. She was the daughter of a composer and organist. They set up home together in Westminster in London.
Great Western Railway
In 1883, Brunel became chief engineer of the Great Western Railway. The design of a railway line which linked Bristol to London took up much of Brunel's time. One controversial proposal that he made was for a broad gauge – 7 feet ¼ inches, than the then-standard 4 feet 8 ½ inches (1435 mm). He suggested that by doing this trains could travel at high speeds. Many opposed his idea. The broad gauge was eventually used on some railway lines. However, the 1845 Royal Commission thought that it would be too expensive to be used nationwide.
Brunel also had ambitious plans for the design of Paddington Station, the London terminus for the Great Western Railway. He was given the task of building it in 1849 to be ready for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London.

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