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Blackwall Tunnel - duplication

Date range1934-55
LocationLondon Metropolitan Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseFond LCC, subfond CL/HIG


This file documents the background and events leading up to the second (southbound) Blackwall Tunnel. The original (northbound) tunnel, designed for horsebound traffic, had become unsuitable by the 1930s, so various solutions were proposed. Cheap and cheerful things like lots of traffic lights, and a slightly off-the-wall scheme to make the Blackwall and Rotherhithe Tunnels part of an elaborate one-way system across the Thames were put forward. The final decision to build a second bore was halted during the war, and then picked up again as an integral part of the London Ringways.

Contents of note

A map showing the basic route of the second bore and connecting road improvements.

People with camera copies

Ritchie has the plans and some of the reports.