BRUNEL, MARC ISAMBARD (SIR) #
- Born: 1796 Died: 1869
French-born engineer, resident in London, for whom see Oxford DNB. According to Rynne, Marc Isambard Brunel visited Cork in the 1833 and designed Gaol Bridge, built in 1835 across the south channel of the River Lee to connect the county gaol with the newly-built Western Road.(1)
(1) Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs (1999),191,268n57.
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|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, GAOL BRIDGE|
|Nature:||Bridge across south branch of River Lee to give direct access from Western Road to the county gaol.
|Refs:||Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs (1999),191,268n|