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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Under the River


The Woolwich foot tunnel passes under the Thames as an alternative route to the ferry.  Built in 1912 at a time when the Docklands was a hub of industry a welcomed route for the many workers of the period.  The tunnel was closed for just over a year from 2010 to upgrade and repair structural weaknesses.

11 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

I'd worry walking under that and would be looking for drips

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Great perspective. It looks endless!

Dave said...

I've used the Greenwich foot tunnel, but didn't realise there was a Woolwich one. They look very similar.

bill burke said...

It does look endless. i wonder how long it takes to walk through. I think I would be nervous but it would be interesting to walk it.

Sharon Anck said...

This is interesting. I didn't know a tunnel under the river existed.

William Kendall said...

I'm reminded of the tunnel network beneath my campus.

Mandy Southgate said...

Oh, I knew there was a foot tunnel at Greenwich but didn't know about this one. Hmmm. I'll have to get exploring.

Lowell said...

Probably not for the claustrophobic...right? Interesting, though.

Adullamite said...

Super tunnel picture.
Excellent!

Stefan Jansson said...

That must have been in a few movies?

Jack said...

Nice shot. This reminds me that I was watching The Tunnel series before I left for South Africa. I think I recorded the shows I missed. Must go check, after the Olympics.

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