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The Thames Flood Barrier, London Uk by Frank Johnston - whatpics.co.uk

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2.46 Gigapixels
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Date added
Jul 07, 2014
Date taken
Jul 07, 2014
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Taken from North Woolwich next to the Ferry Terminal approx 1 mile from the Thames Flood Barrier.
The barrier was officially opened on 8 May 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II. Total construction cost was around £534 million (£1.3 billion at 2001 prices) with an additional £100 million for river defences.
Built across a 520-metre (570 yd) wide stretch of the river, the barrier divides the river into four 61-metre (200 ft) and two, approximately 30 metre (100 ft) navigable spans.
It has been closed 174 times since it became operational in 1982. Of these closures, 87 were to protect against tidal flooding and 87 were to alleviate river flooding. Closures of the barrier have increased through the decades:
In the 1980's there were 4 closures, 1990's there were 35, 2000's there were 75 & in the 2010's there were 65 closures (To March 2014)
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Details: 184 (24 megapixel) images processed in Adobe Lightroom & Stitched with Kolor Autopano Giga. Final adjustments made in Photoshop (6.83 GB psb file)
Nikon D7100 with FX 300mm f/4D IF ED AF-S Lens & 1.4 x teleconverter at 420mm (630mm - 35mm equiv). f/10, ISO-400, 1/1000 sec.
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