Thames Barrier :: Shared Description

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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by Paul Gillett
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TQ4179 : The Thames Barrier at Sunset by Christine Matthews
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by John M
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by N Chadwick
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : Old Pier, Riverside Wharf by David Anstiss
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : Sixty-one years ago by Stephen Craven
TQ4179 : Part of the Thames profile, Thames Barrier by N Chadwick
TQ4179 : Raised barrier gate at Thames Barrier by John M
TQ4179 : The Thames Flood Barrier by David Dixon
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by N Chadwick
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : Thames profile, Thames Barrier by N Chadwick
TQ4179 : Thames Flood Barrier, Gate 9 by David Dixon
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier, Pier 8 by David Dixon
TQ4179 : Floating crane on the Thames by Stephen Craven
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by Oast House Archive
TQ4179 : The Thames Barrier by David Dixon
TQ4179 : Thames Barrier by N Chadwick
TQ4179 : The Thames Barrier at Sunset by Christine Matthews
TQ4179 : The Thames Flood Barrier by David Dixon
TQ4179 : The Thames Flood Barrier by PAUL FARMER
TQ4179 : River Thames, The Thames Barrier by David Dixon

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Created: Mon, 7 Jun 2010, Updated: Mon, 7 Jun 2010

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