• Question: Who is your idol engineer

    Asked by ollie to Ed on 11 Mar 2013.
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      Edward Taylor answered on 11 Mar 2013:

      My idol engineer is Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

      as well as having a funky name, he was a British engineer who designed the world’s first suspension bridge, and helped to design several railways, tunnels and ships. I like him because he always tried to do things different to everyone else. Not all his ideas worked, but he wasn’t afraid of failing and by always inventing different ways to do things came up with great ideas (like propellers on boats!) which are now used everywhere today.