The History Channel : Thomas Telford The Man Who Built Britain
Mondays, on The History Channel
Last year marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Telford. Arguably a greater engineer than Brunel, he led the way for Britain to become one of the great engineering nations of the world.
At the Menai Straits between Wales and Anglesey he built the longest suspension bridge ever constructed. His Caledonian Canal through the Scottish Highlands was one the greatest canals the world had seen. At Pontcysyllte in Wales, he used cutting edge te