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Charles Heard Wild

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c.1819 Born[1]

1847 of 13A Cannon Row, Westminster

c.1850 Conducted large scale experiments to confirm the mathematical design calculations on the strength of the Torksey Bridge over the Trent, an early example of a tubular girder bridge.[2]

1851 Prepared the working drawings of Sir Joseph Paxton’s design of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition[3], and later worked on its move to Sydenham.

1857 Died in Reading[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. London parish records
  2. Obituary of Henry Bridgeman
  3. Obituary of Bernhard Schmidt
  4. BMD