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Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

 
 
Greenwich Foot Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2013
1. Greenwich Foot Tunnel Marker
Inscription. This tunnel constructed by the London County Council was opened in August 1902.

Sir John MacDougall chairman of the Council; Lord Monkswell vice chairman; Henry Clarke deputy chairman; Col F. Sheffield chairman bridges comm; J. E. Sears vice chairman bridges comm; Sir Alex R Binnie MICE, Maurice FitzMaurice CMG, MICE, engrs; W. C. Copperthwaite MICE resident engineer.

J. Cochrane & Sons contractors; J. Brown AMICE, contractors engineer.
 
Location. 51° 28.994′ N, 0° 0.61′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Touch for map. Marker is mounted above the Greenwich entrance to the foot tunnel, on the south bank of the Thames River. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 9HT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Greenwich Foot Tunnel (a few steps from this marker); New Zealand Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Turkish Bronze Gun (about 90 meters away); Bellot Memorial (about 180 meters away); Britain's Oldest Brewer (about 180 meters away); a different marker also
Domed Tunnel Entrance (Greenwich Side) image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2013
2. Domed Tunnel Entrance (Greenwich Side)
named Greenwich Foot Tunnel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Byerís improved stockless anchor, 1953 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hallís improved stockless anchor, 1963 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
 
More about this marker. The "MICE" on the marker are Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
 
Regarding Greenwich Foot Tunnel. The Greenwich Foot Tunnel allows people to walk freely under the Thames River between Greenwich and the East End of London. It is ľ mile long.

The tunnel entrances on both sides of the river have lifts, making the tunnel wheelchair accessible. Cyclists are asked to dismount while using the tunnel. The long passageway is somewhat dank, with puddles of water suggesting minor leakage in spots.


 
Also see . . .  Visitorís Guide. (Submitted on August 26, 2013, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
 
Additional keywords. Tunnel
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
View Down the Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, August 19, 2013
3. View Down the Tunnel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2013, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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