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Blackwall Tunnel, London, opened 1897.This tunnel,the older Western tunnel, connects the Essex and Kent sides of the Thames. Designed by the London County Council's chief engineer Alexander Binnie (1839-1917), the latest techniques were used in its construction. James Henry Greathead's (1844-1896) tunelling shield was employed. The tunnel was lined with glazed white brick and lit by electric light. It had two lanes for wheeled traffic and footpaths for pedestrians. View of entrance, of river, and of traffic in tunnel. From 'Bubbles' c1900 published by Dr Barnados Homes for Children. Oleograph

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Blackwall Tunnel, London, opened 1897.This tunnel,the older Western tunnel, connects the Essex and Kent sides of the Thames. Designed by the London County Council's  chief engineer Alexander Binnie (1839-1917), the latest techniques were used in its construction. James Henry Greathead's (1844-1896) tunelling shield was employed. The tunnel was lined with glazed white brick and lit by electric light. It had two lanes for wheeled traffic and footpaths for pedestrians. View of entrance, of river, and of traffic in tunnel. From 'Bubbles' c1900 published by Dr Barnados Homes for Children. Oleograph