Plaque

Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Thames Tunnel flooding

Inscription

Near this spot in 1828 Isambard Kingdom Brunel was pulled half-drowned from the flooded shaft. The Thames Tunnel was abandoned for seven years and Marc Brunel sent his son to Clifton to convalesce...

Site: Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Thames Tunnel flooding (1 memorial)

SE18, Rotherhithe Street

We have visited this area many times, but only recently noticed this well-hidden little plaque.

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

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Thames Tunnel flooding

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Thames Tunnel Flood - 1828

During construction, the tunnel was flooded on six separate occasions the wor...

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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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