Plaque

Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 1

Erection date: 1908

Inscription

Rotherhithe Tunnel
The cast steel segments of which this arch is built formed the cutting edge of the shield by means of which the tunnel south of and under the river was constructed.
London County Council 

Site: Rotherhithe Tunnel - south (2 memorials)

SE16, Brunel Road

The plaques are on the stone pillars either side of the entrance; plaque 1 to the left in our photo and plaque 2 to the right.  The strange arch is actually part of the cutting edge of the tunnelling shield that was used to dig the tunnel.  There is an almost identical pair of plaques at the northern entrance to the tunnel.

A third abandoned tunnelling shield can be seen and walked through in a tunnel at Bank tube station.

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

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 1

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Rotherhithe Tunnel

Road tunnel crossing under the River Thames, connecting Rotherhithe to the Ra...

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London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 1

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Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

Rotherhithe Tunnel - south - 2

Rotherhithe Tunnel commenced in 1904 and opened in 1908 by His Royal Highness...

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