Wolfe-Barry, John

John Wolfe-Barry (1836 - 1918)

John Wolfe Barry was born 1836 in London as the youngest son of the architect Sir Charles Barry. He was educated at Glenalmond and King's College London, and was a pupil of civil engineer Sir John Hawkshaw. Barry began his own practice in 1867, and carried out more work for the railways. Wolfe-Barry was elected President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1896, was knighted in 1897 and also played a prominent role in the development of industry standardisation. He died in January 1918.

Important works

Blackfriars Railway Bridge
Tower Bridge