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An early proposal for the Thames Barrier.

An early proposal for the Thames Barrier.
An early proposal for the Thames Barrier.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H0777
Description: One of the many rejected proposals for a Thames Barrier, this one clearly dates from the time when the Thames was still a major commercial highway. It envisaged a dam rather than a barrier, with a road bridge on top. To allow shipping to pass, the dam had six large locks and the road could be raised by a bascule arrangement.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1960s
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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