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The Thames Barrier

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Owner description: The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood Barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central... more » Owner description: The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood Barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central London, which means 1.25 million people, historic buildings including the Houses of Parliment, offices, power supplies, tube lines and hospitals.It stretches 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich. The Thames Barrier was completed in 1982 and has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames if a tidal Surge is predicted.The Thames Barrier Information Centre is a small, informative... Read More
Owner description: The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood Barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central... more » Owner description: The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood Barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central London, which means 1.25 million people, historic buildings including the Houses of Parliment, offices, power supplies, tube lines and hospitals.It stretches 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich. The Thames Barrier was completed in 1982 and has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the River Thames if a tidal Surge is predicted.The Thames Barrier Information Centre is a small, informative exhibition about the past, present and future of the Thames Barrier. Open Thursday to Sunday open ten thirty to five o'clock, last admission four thirty. Monthly test closures of the Thames Barrier are held please see our website for dates. « less
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