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Thames Tunnel, London: longitudinal and transverse sections, view of tunnelling shield and topographical plan

RIBA Ref No RIBA68967
Architect/DesignerBrunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806-1859)
Brunel, Sir Marc Isambard (1769-1849)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1843
Image Date1843
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC131/190
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectConstruction sites ; Riverside buildings ; Underground buildings
NOTES: Although construction began in 1825, the tunnel did not open until 1843. It was originally planned for horse-drawn traffic, but by the time the tunnel opened there was not enough money remaining to build adequate approach roads so it was used for foot traffic only and became a tourist attraction. It was purchased in 1865 and became part of London's railway network.
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