Thames flood barrier with gates closed

Thames flood barrier with gates closed

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Caption: Thames flood barrier. Aerial photograph of the Thames flood barrier with the gates closed. The gates are closed when there is a high risk of tidal flooding, or for maintenance. Closing the barrier seals off part of the upper Thames with a continuous steel wall spanning 520m across the river. Photographed at Woolwich, London, UK, in October 1988.

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