2015年8月18日 星期二

Sir Joseph William Bazalgette,1819 –1891

Sir Joseph William BazalgetteCB (/ˈbæzəlɛt/; 28 March 1819 – 15 March 1891) was a 19th-century English civil engineer. As chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation (in response to the Great Stinkof 1858) of a sewer network for central London which was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics, while beginning the cleansing of the River Thames.[1]




Interior of the Octagon at Crossness Pumping Station showing its elaborate decorative ironwork
Drainage reports by Bazalgette in theInstitution of Civil Engineers' archives


Sir Joseph Bazalgette, CB
BornJoseph William Bazalgette
28 March 1819
Clay HillEnfield, London, England
Died15 March 1891 (aged 71)
Wimbledon, London, England
OccupationCivil engineer
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