TQ4179 : Thames Barrier as seen from the Emirates Cable Car, London E1

taken 3 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Thames Barrier as seen from the Emirates Cable Car, London E1
Thames Barrier as seen from the Emirates Cable Car, London E1
The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. The Environment Agency runs and maintains the Thames Barrier as well as the capitalís other flood defences.

The barrier spans 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and it protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges.

It became operational in 1982 and has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames. When raised, the main gates stand as high as a five-storey building and as wide as the opening of Tower Bridge. Each main gate weighs 3,300 tonnes.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Air transport  City, Town centre  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood Defences 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 414 795 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8268N 0:2.1709E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 398 802
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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