• Question: who is your faviourite engineer?

    Asked by conoretherden to Ant, Dan, Matt, Mike, Steph on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by jls1, thedon, blackjack.
    • Photo: Anthony Hollingsworth

      Anthony Hollingsworth answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      probably James Watt, I’m a big fan of giant engines 🙂

    • Photo: Matt Maddock

      Matt Maddock answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Leonardo Da Vinci has to be right up there! I don’t know how many finished, working creations he produced, but the wealth and scope of his technical imagination were astounding!

    • Photo: Mike Salter

      Mike Salter answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Argh, so many great engineers to choose from! I’m gonna go with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

      I did my degree in Bristol, and I always thought the Clifton Suspension Bridge was amazing.

    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Just for fun, i asked a friend, James, who’s also an engineer, and he said….

      “My favourite engineer is Isambard Brunel! If you want a reason, just take a train ride from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads (the entire route is Brunel’s work) and have a look at the Clifton suspension bridge (a fantastic feat of Victorian engineering, designed by Brunel, although he never saw it completed) and the SS Great Britain (at the time, the largest ship ever built, and the first iron ship to cross the Atlantic, and the first iron ship to use a propeller).”