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Section of the Blackwall tunnel.

Section of the Blackwall tunnel.
Section of the Blackwall tunnel.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2670
Description: When the tunnel was opened on 22 May 1897 it was the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Several of the huge framing sections were assembled at the Thames Ironworks. The construction of the tunnel, which took six years, cost £1,400,000 - a figure inflated by the building of the tunnel itself, the cost of re-housing over 600 people and the purchase of land.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1895
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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