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1879. Iverson road bridge.

Charles Liddell (1813-1894) of Liddell and Gordon, was an English railway engineer.

Born in Easington, County Durham, he was the son of the Rector.

A student and educated by George Stephenson, he became involved in a number of Stephenson's projects, including the Grand Junction Railway and London and Birmingham Railway.

He subsequently went into partnership with L. D. B. Gordon, becoming Chief Engineer of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, where he drew the specifications for both the wrought iron Crumlin Viaduct and the stone Hengoed Viaduct.

After surveying the route for the Bedford and Cambridge Railway, he was Chief Engineer for the London extensions for both the Midland Railway, and Great Central Main Line.

1894 August 10th. Died in London.

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