TQ4179 : Thames Barrier

taken 8 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

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Thames Barrier
Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier is located downstream of central London, United Kingdom. Operational since 1982, its purpose is to prevent the floodplain of all but the easternmost boroughs of Greater London from being flooded by exceptionally high tides and storm surges moving up from the North Sea. When needed, it is closed (raised) during high tide; at low tide it can be opened to enhance the river's flow towards the sea. Built approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) due east of the Isle of Dogs, its northern bank is in Silvertown in the London Borough of Newham and its southern bank is in the New Charlton area of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
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TQ4179, 502 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Water resources  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4148 7949 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7992N 0:2.2043E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4128 7984
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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