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The Woolwich Ferry: the Northern Terminal.

The Woolwich Ferry: the Northern Terminal.
The Woolwich Ferry: the Northern Terminal.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6023
Description: The Northern Terminal of the Woolwich Ferry, opened in September 1966. This replaced the antiquated ramp system used since 1889, and reflected the fact that the ferry was now carrying heavy road traffic. Traffic now drives onto the ferry boats via the huge loading ramps. These are raised or lowered according to the state of the tide. The tall concrete structure houses the lifting gear for the ramps.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: Feb 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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