What Is Brunel's Role In The Industrial Revolution?

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Brunel’s massive bridges, railroads and ships fall under the category of romantic architecture, industrial advances and nationalism; their beautiful innovated design and incredible structure increased efficient transportation all while representing national identity in his country Great Britain. Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s background molded the possibilities for his success through a surplus of education and experience. Years of training and experience led to complete works that were a huge advancement in the industrial revolution; creations with massive size, structure and efficiency in transportation. Not only were the the completed works of Brunel industrial advances but also embody the ideologies of the romantic period with their beautiful …show more content…
In the early 19th century a movement called the Industrial Revolution was a period of introduction to machinery. A transition into the use of steam power, the growth of factories, mass production and creation large establishments using iron. Brunel found himself as an important member of a long list of industrial revolutionists. The career of Brunel as an engineer was responsible for a long list of industrial creations, like the Maidenhead Railway, Thames Tunnel, Great Western Railway, and three steamships called the Great Britain, Great Western and Great Eastern. Brunel was a prominent and successful engineer who created these mass bridges railways and ships in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. The revolution revolved around efficiency, the reason for any creation was to increase the ability to achieve something. Brunel’s works were centered around increasing efficiency in transportation and communication. During the coarse of the revolution the use of steam power led to innovative creations all across the continent. Brunel engineered three steam powered ships during the course of his career and in doing so was labeled as an epitome of the industrial revolution. The structure and form of these ships have never been seen before, Brunel designed them in order to increase efficiency in transportation as well as a vast expansion in communication across the Atlantic. Brunel’s first ship, The Great Western, is one of the many outstanding creations but in particularly is a prime example of his industrialization. The Great Western was the first steamboat created for trans Atlantic travel; a ship built out of iron, designed to have a large capacity and also to be able to travel efficiently. Once the ship was constructed it’s next destination was New York City. Brunel wanted

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