- Woolwich foot tunnel
The Woolwich foot tunnel is a
tunnelcrossing under the River Thamesin South East Londonfrom Woolwichin the London Borough of Greenwichto North Woolwichin the London Borough of Newham. The tunnel offers pedestrians an alternative way to cross the river when the Woolwich Ferryservice is not operating.
The tunnel was designed by Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice and built by Walter Scott & Middleton [ [http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=528 Engineering timelines] ] for
London County Counciland opened in 1912. In many respects it is very similar to the nearby Greenwich foot tunnel, being accessed by lifts and stairs from buildings featuring glass domes. This tunnel too is glazed with white tiles (although many have been defaced).
The tunnel has been fitted with a
leaky feedersystem to permit operation of mobile phones.
The tunnel is 504
metres long. [ [http://skyscrapercity.com/archive/index.php/t-260018.html Urban Pedestrian tunnels under rivers] ]
The lift service operates Monday to Saturday, 7.30am to 6pm and Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm.
The south entrance is now somewhat hidden behind the Waterfront
* [http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/conPopUp.106/noClose/1/Woolwich-Foot-Tunnel.html PortCities Info]
* North entrance: coord|51.4988|N|0.0616|E|region:GB_type:landmark|display=inline,title; south entrance: coord|51.49434|N|0.06283|E|region:GB_type:landmark|display=inline
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