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A view of the western archway of the Thames Tunnel.

A view of the western archway of the Thames Tunnel.
A view of the western archway of the Thames Tunnel.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4405
Description: The Thames Tunnel was constructed by Marc Brunel between 1825 and 1843 and was the world's first bored tunnel crossing of a river as well as the first example of a shield driven tunnel. The approximately 400m-long structure runs between Wapping on the north bank of the River Thames and Rotherhithe on the south bank in east London. Originally designed for horse and foot traffic, the tunnel is now part of the London Underground system's East London Line.
Creator: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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