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Thames Tunnel, London: topographical plan and longitudinal section

RIBA Ref No RIBA68968
Architect/DesignerBrunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806-1859)
Brunel, Sir Marc Isambard (1769-1849)
Artist/PhotographerPinchback, J.
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1843
Image Date1837
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceSC131/191
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectRiverside buildings ; Underground buildings
NOTES: This print exists in at least two other states: one showing progress of the work in 1838 and another showing the completed work. 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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