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Digging the Thames Tunnel.

Digging the Thames Tunnel.
The Thames Tunnel.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4406
Description: The Thames Tunnel, built by Marc Brunel, was the first underwater thoroughfare in the world. It was a triumph of ingenuity and perseverance in the face of floods, financial losses, and human disaster. This shows the shield and stage for the removal of the soil during the tunnel's construction.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 19th century
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library Collection
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