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Rowland Mason Ordish (11 April 1824-1886) was an English engineer. He is most noted for his design of the Albert Bridge, a crossing of the River Thames in London, completed in 1873, and for his detailed work on the single-span roof of London's St Pancras railway station. April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) Events January 18 _ Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... An engineer may be someone who practices the engineering profession, or the driver of a rail locomotive. ... Albert Bridge may be referring to: the Albert Bridge, a road bridge across the River Thames in London, England the Albert Bridge, a road bridge across the River Thames in Datchet, Berkshire, England the Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge across the River Tamar between Devon and Cornwall in England. ... Length 346 km Elevation of the source 110 m Average discharge entering Oxford: 17. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Grand Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ...


Born in Melbourne, Derbyshire, Ordish was the son of a land agent and surveyor. In 1858 he patented a system of bridge suspension which he used in the design of bridges across several European rivers such as the Neva at St Petersburg. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a government to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of an invention. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... River Neva (Нева́) is a 74 km long Russian river flowing from the Lake Ladoga (Ладожское Озеро - Ladozhskoye Ozero) through the Carelian Isthmus (Карельский Перешеек - Karelskii Peresheyek) and the city of Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург - Sankt Peterburg) to the Gulf of Finland (Финский Залив - Finskii Zaliv). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


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Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... 1866 is a common year starting on Monday. ... The Vltava (German: Moldau) is the longest river in the Czech Republic, draining north from its source in Šumava through Český Krumlov, České Budějovice and Prague, merging with the Elbe (Labe) at Mělník. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Henry Barlow (1812-1902) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century, particularly associated with railway engineering projects. ... The Gateway of India is the citys most recognisable landmark, visited by thousands annually. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences is an arts venue dedicated to Queen Victorias husband and consort, Prince Albert. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Rowland Mason Ordish (11 April 1824 - 1886) was an English engineer.
He is most noted for his design of the Albert Bridge, a crossing of the River Thames in London, completed in 1873, and for his detailed work on the single-span roof of London's St Pancras railway station.
Born in Melbourne, Derbyshire, Ordish was the son of a land agent and surveyor.
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