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Report - Brunel's Thames Tunnel - March 2010

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by agk, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. agk

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    Originally built to transport cargo under the river. Expected to take 3 years to build. Actually took 18. They ran out of funds and couldn't afford to build the ramp to get cargo down so opened it as a pedestrian tunnel instead.

    Known as the 8th Wonder of the World, entry cost one penny - same fare as crossing by boat. Millions visited. Souvenir shops opened in the arches. In 1869 reopened as a railway tunnel.

    Rotherhithe

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    Looking North (past a TV cameraman minus tripod)

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    Wapping now

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    and before the tunnel closed looking back South

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    Columns where the shops were

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    Rotherhithe Shaft, taken last year

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    Rotherhithe Shaft now. Notice where the staircase used to be.

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    Looking upwards

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    Visitors!

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    Won't post any 'Fancy Fair' pics here as that's too off-topic (PM me if you're interested in seeing them). And it was fun to catch up with si o doom, hydra and paulo999 too.
     

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