TQ4179 : Thames Barrier and Millennium Dome

taken 7 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

Thames Barrier and Millennium Dome
Thames Barrier and Millennium Dome
A view of the Millennium Dome (now known as the O2 LinkExternal link ) through the Thames Barrier.
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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TQ4179, 451 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Estuary, Marine 
River (from Tags)
River Thames 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4150 7942 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7612N 0:2.2198E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4172 7933
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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London  Barrage  Flood Defence  Movable Flood Barrier  River  Millennium Dome  O2 

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