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John Mortimer Heppel

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1870. Railway and Road Bridge over the River Ganges at Cawnpore.Campbell, Johnstone and Co, Contractors.

John Mortimer Heppel ( -1872), M.Inst.C.E.

1833 Left School and went to the London University, where he obtained a Prize for Natural Philosophy.

1835 John Mortimer Heppel, articled to J. and G. Rennie, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

Became a Civil Engineer of considerable ability and eminence, who was a pupil of George Parker Bidder, and of the Messrs. Rennie. He was a man known for his professional exertions, not merely in England, but in Switzerland and other parts of the Continent of Europe, and indeed of the world.

1856 Awarded Telford Medal

In 1857 he was appointed Chief Engineer on the Madras Railway.

In 1864 he became Consulting Engineer to the International Contract Company.

In 1865, Engineer to the Peruvian Railway.

In 1866 he was made Consulting Engineer to the Oude and Rohilcund Railway, which post he retained to his death.

He joined the Institute of Civil Engineers as an Associate in 1835, was elected a Graduate in 1838, and was transferred to the class of Member in 1857. His published works and inventions were numerous and valuable.

Died, March 21, 1872.

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