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Thames Tunnel - Wapping Thames Tunnel - Wapping

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Thames Tunnel - Wapping

Inscription

The tunnel which runs under the Thames from this station was the first tunnel for public traffic ever to be driven beneath a river. It was designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel 1769 - 1849 and completed in 1843. His son Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806 - 1859 was engineer-in-charge from 1825 to 1828.
Erected by London Transport. 

Site: Thames Tunnel - Wapping (1 memorial)

E1, Wapping High Street, Wapping Station

The plaque is inside at the left, behind the ticket barriers.

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Thames Tunnel - Wapping

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Civil engineer. Born Portsea, Hampshire. Constructions include: Great Western...

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Sir Marc Isambard Brunel

Civil Engineer, born Hacqueville, Normandy, France. Educated in France, but f...

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Brunel's Thames Tunnel

The first tunnel in the world under a navigable river. Built between 1825 and...

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Thames Tunnel - Wapping

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Transport for London / London Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its na...

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