London is famous for its 19th century, innovative at the time, civil engineering and infrastructure especially in utilities and transport.
That investment is continuing today with new transport lines and traffic management and with new or upgrading of electricity, gas, water, sewage and communication systems.
Places to Visit
– of 1816 onwards.
Thames Barrier, E16
(1982) 520 m long and protecting 125 square km of valuable real estate and many people. This is a stunning piece of […]
Grossness sewage pumping station
Drainage / Sewer systems – also Abbey Mills pumping station – the cathedral of sewage.
Bridges over the Thames
– explained at display at Tower Bridge – including Albert Bridge by RM Ordish, Vauxhall Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Westminster Bridge, Southwark Bridge, […]
London Hydraulic Power Company – with over 200 miles of Victorian cast iron at 600 lbs/square inch- up until post war uses – to commercial, industrial and domestic premises.
- New River Company – a 18th century scheme by Sir Hugh Myddleton that brought water
- Thames Tideway Tunnel – 16 miles long following the route of the river Thames to Beckton to deal with surplus drainage loads of a combined system with heavy rains.
for an original and vital rotating design concept for the Thames Barrier, SE18 JNJ.. Completed 1982. Floods in Victorian times, 1928, 1953.
– first underground from Paddington to Farringdon passing mainline stations of Paddington, Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross. “Unimaginable”.
– Bridgewater Canal.
Sir Joseph Bazalgette
There are many 19th century civil engineers who had a significant impact on, in, over and under London. Bazalgette (1819 to 1891) […]
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