John Wolfe-Barry

English civil engineer John Wolfe-Barry

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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  • 1918
    Age 81
    Wolfe-Barry died in January 1918 and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking in Surrey.
  • 1901
    Age 64
    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.
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  • 1900
    Age 63
    He was chairman of Cable and Wireless from 1900 to 1917.
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  • 1895
    Age 58
    He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1895 and knighted KCB in 1897.
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  • 1891
    Age 54
    In 1891, he entered into partnership with his nephew Lt Col Arthur John Barry and the partnership's projects included:
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  • 1886
    Age 49
    Jones was appointed architect, and developed an initial scheme for which he was knighted in 1886.
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  • 1867
    Age 30
    Barry began his own practice in 1867, and carried out more work for the railways.
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  • 1836
    Born in 1836.
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