This guide covers from Cornwall to Kent, including Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Surrey. It provides an informative look at some of the internationally renowned examples of historic development and engineering skills throughout southern England, including such examples as: Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse.
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Ancient Bridge Aqueduct arch ribs basin beams breakwater brick Bridge HEW Bridgwater Brighton Brunel built Canal carried century chain ferry chalk Civil engineering heritage Cliff construction Cornwall Railway crossing cutwaters David and Charles deck Devon Dover downstream east Eddystone Lighthouse Engrs estuary Exeter ferry Folkestone ft 9 ft centres ft diameter ft high ft long ft span ft wide gauge girders gradient Grand Western Canal granite Harbour Instn Civ John Smeaton length Lighthouse masonry arch Medway Merstham miles Navigation Newton Abbot opened original parapets piers piles Plymouth port Proc pump quay rail Railway HEW reinforced concrete replaced River River Parrett route Royal Royal Albert Bridge Scheduled Ancient Monument side Smeaton Somerset Levels South Eastern Railway Station stone structure supported Tamar Thomas Telford tidal timber tower track traffic trusses Tunnel upstream Viaduct Wadebridge walls Western Railway width wrought iron