“Thames Tunnel, (from the circular staircase), London” published in Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated, about 1830. Steel engraved antique print, 21 x 13 cm. Good condition.
he Thames Tunnel is an underwater tunnel, built beneath the River Thames in London, connecting Rotherhitheand Wapping. It measures 35 feet (11 m) wide by 20 feet (6 m) high and is 1,300 feet (396 m) long, running at a depth of 75 feet (23 m) below the river surface measured at high tide. It was the first tunnel known to have been constructed successfully underneath a navigable river and was built between 1825 and 1843 using Marc Isambard Brunel‘s and Thomas Cochrane’s newly invented tunnelling shield technology, by Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The tunnel was originally designed for horse-drawn carriages, but was never used for that purpose. Since 2010 it forms part of the London Overground railway network under ownership of Transport for London.
A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Cod. P 95.