By 1851, Brunel, possibly the Greatest Victorian, had achieved many
great things. Still only 45 he had already worked on the Thames Tunnel,
won a competition to build the Clifton Suspension Bridge, masterminded
the construction of the Great Western Railway (GWR) between London and
the South West, built two record breaking steamships, the SS Great Western
and the SS Great Britain, and designed pre-fabricated hospitals for
the British Army fighting in the Crimean War!
Although still working on other major projects, the construction of
the Saltash Bridge and the extension of the GWR into Cornwall, the construction
of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, by 1851 Brunel was ready for an
even bigger challenge!
In this e-toy, you become Brunel and try and successfully
lead the project to build the 'Great Ship'.
Great E-maze image credits:
Photos taken during the construction of the Great Eastern (1857) and
of the Great Eastern Laying the transatlantic cable (1865), courtesy
of the Institution of Civil Engineers.