Isambard Kingdom Brunel: 8 things you might not know about the engineer of Bristol's ss Great Britain

Brunel came from a family of engineers. Credit: ITV News / PA images

Once voted the second greatest Briton of all time, the creations of Isambard Kingdom Brunel play a significant part in all of our lives.

The engineering giant was responsible for the design of the ss Great Britain - one of the most iconic sights in Bristol.

His designs also won the competition for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which was built across the River Avon and is arguably the city's most prominent landmark.

What else do you know about Brunel?

If the answer is not much, take a look at these gems below and impress your friends in the next general knowledge quiz round.

Brunel's designs still stand today and are prominent in all of our lives. Credit: PA images

NAVVIES? A shorter form of navigator or navigational engineer.

  • WATCH: ITV West Country reporter Robert Murphy takes a look back at the history of Brunel's ss Great Britain