Quick follow-up on my review of the latest The Men That Will Not be Blamed For Nothing album, the video for the song BRUNEL:
And here are some quick facts about the titular character (from the article in the Wikipedia)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English civil engineer who built bridges and dockyards including the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway; a series of steamships, including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship; and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering.
Though Brunel’s projects were not always successful, they often contained innovative solutions to long-standing engineering problems. During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering “firsts”, including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time (1843) also the largest ship ever built.