Bernhard Schmidt

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Bernhard Schmidt

The Soane Bridge (weighing approximately 3,500 tons) was constructed in the England for the East Indian Railway, and its erection in India was entrusted to the late Samuel Power, an experienced member of Mr. Brunel’s staff, with Bernhard Schmidt for his assistant. But before the work of erection had very far advanced, Mr. Power was compelled on account of ill-health to leave India, and on the special recommendation of himself and of the late George Turnbull, Engineering chief of the Railway, Mr Schmidt received from the Board full charge of the works with the rank of District Engineer [1] Construction started in 1856, disrupted by uprisings in 1857, and completed in December 1862.

References

  1. Grace’s Guide “Soane Bridge” ; Retrieved 14 Dec 2016