John Wolfe-Barry

John Wolfe-Barry

Civil Engineer
Born Dec 7, 1836

Sir John Wolfe-Barry was an English civil engineer of the late 19th and early 20th century. His most famous project was the construction of Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London.

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1836 Birth Born in 1836.


1867 31 Years Old Barry began his own practice in 1867, and carried out more work for the railways. … Read More


1886 50 Years Old Jones was appointed architect, and developed an initial scheme for which he was knighted in 1886. … Read More
1891 55 Years Old In 1891, he entered into partnership with his nephew Lt Col Arthur John Barry and the partnership's projects included: … Read More
1895 59 Years Old He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1895 and knighted KCB in 1897. … Read More


1900 64 Years Old He was chairman of Cable and Wireless from 1900 to 1917. … Read More
1901 65 Years Old Two members each from the ICE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Naval Architects and the Iron and Steel Institute first met on 26 April 1901. … Read More
1918 82 Years Old Wolfe-Barry died in January 1918 and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking in Surrey.
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