TQ4179 : Thames Barrier

taken 2 years ago, near to London City Airport, Newham, Great Britain

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Thames Barrier
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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River Thames
The River Thames rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire on the slopes of the Cotswolds and flows generally eastward to its mouth near Southend in Essex. At 215 miles long it is one of the longest rivers in Britain. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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TQ4179, 445 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4149 7952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8152N 0:2.2136E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3955 7985
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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