TQ4179 : Thames Barrier at low tide

near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Thames Barrier at low tide
Thames Barrier at low tide
Plenty of photos have been submitted of the barrier, but here is the southern shortly after an extreme low tide - the first span is completely dry.
Thames Barrier
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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2007
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 August, 2007
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Thames 
Place (from Tags)
Thames Barrier 
Category
River bed   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 415 793 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7123N 0:2.2350E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 414 793
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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