Barlow, William Henry

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Barlow, William Henry (1812–1902). Woolwich-born English civil-engineer, who, as consulting engineer to the Midland Railway, was responsible (with R. M. Ordish) for the design of the iron-and-glass terminusshed at St Pancras, London (1864–8), an immense pointed vault that was widely copied. He was an advocate of the use of steel in structures, published papers on a wide variety of engineering and scientific subjects, and advised on the reconstruction of the Tay Bridge (1882–7) after the disaster of 1879.


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)