TQ4179 : Dusk at the Thames Barrier

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

Dusk at the Thames Barrier
Dusk at the Thames Barrier
The Thames Barrier photographed at dusk on a late December day.

The tide was low at the time this image was taken.
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, and the longest entirely within England. It is one of the most important rivers in Britain. LinkExternal link
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TQ4179, 448 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Place (from Tags)
Thames Barrier  River Thames  South East London 
Near (from Tags)
Charlton  Woolwich 
River (from Tags)
River Thames 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood Defences 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 414 793 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7023N 0:2.1913E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 414 792
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Flood Barrier  Flood Relief Barrier  Flood Defence  Flood Defence Structure  Thames Barrier  Dusk  Low Tide 

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