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        The Thames Tunnel

        English School, (19th century). Medium: lithograph. Date: 19th Century. The Thames Tunnel is an underwater tunnel, built beneath the River Thames in London, connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping; It was the first tunnel known successfully to have been constructed underneath a navigable river; built between 1825 and 1843 using Thomas Cochrane and Marc Isambard Brunel's newly invented tunnelling shield technology, by him and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel; Provenance: Private Collection.

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