|Brunel pictured in front of the chains of the SS Great Britain|
|The Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, England|
His greatest achievement, however, was probably the SS Great Britain, launched in 1843 which was the largest ship in the world at that time. It sailed between Bristol and New York and Brunel also conceived an incredible scheme to extend the Great Western Railway across the Atlantic by utilising steam-powered ships!
|The SS Great Britain now restored, pictured in Bristol|
He died of a stroke at the young age of 53 in 1859.