TQ3080 : A3211, Victoria Embankment

taken 7 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

A3211, Victoria Embankment
A3211, Victoria Embankment
Victoria Embankment :: TQ3180

Victoria Embankment runs from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge along the north bank of the River Thames and forms part of the A3211 road.
It was constructed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, between 1865-70, as part of his building of the London sewerage network. Under the embankment are the sewers and the Metropolitan Underground line.
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A3211 Road

The A3211 runs 2.6 miles from Westminster Bridge to The Tower of London. It follows Victoria Embankment for part of its course.
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Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, CB (28 March 1819 15 March 1891) was a 19th-century English civil engineer. As chief engineer of London's Metropolitan Board of Works his major achievement was the creation of a sewer network for central London which was instrumental in relieving the city from cholera epidemics, while beginning the cleansing of the River Thames.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3038 8023 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3582N 0:7.3678W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3040 8030
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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