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Training of new engineers

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  The early canal engineers such as Brindley had trained assistants. Some of these went on to become canal engineers. More skilled engineers were therefore available to build more canals. For example Robert Whitworth was one of Brindley's assistants and he completed a number of canals. He surveyed the route for a canal in London which was never built. small image of front cover of a proposal by Whitworth
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