William Thierney Clark (1783 - 1852)
William Thierney Clark born 1783 in Bristol, South West England was an English civil engineer specialised in designing and constructing bridges. He was among the earliest designers of suspension bridges.
He designed the first suspension bridge to span the River Thames in London: Hammersmith Bridge, which opened in 1827. He also designed the Marlow Bridge, a suspension bridge across the Thames in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and Norfolk Bridge, a suspension bridge over the River Adur in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex (designed with Captain Samuel Brown, opened in 1834, replaced in 1923). He is mostly known for the first bridge linking Buda and Pest, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge across the Danube in Budapest, Hungary
Tierney Clark lived and died in Hammersmith in west London.
Hammersmith Bridge, London
Marlow Suspension Bridge
Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest