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The best pictures of the Mersey Tunnel

Posted in Best pictures, British Cities, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Rivers, Royalty on Thursday, 30 July 2015

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The best pictures of the Mersey Railway Tunnel illustrate the huge scale of this most remarkable achievement of Victorian civil engineering.
The first picture shows a cross-section of the River Mersey with the route of the tunnel beneath the riverbed.

Merseyside, picture, image, illustrate

The Mersey Railway Tunnel, Plan and Section, and Works in Progress by J R Wells

The second picture shows the completion of the Mersey Tunnel underground.

Mersey Tunnel, picture, image, illustration

Completion of the Mersey Tunnel at Liverpool

The third picture shows the opening of the Mersey tunnel in 1886.

Merseyside, picture, image, illustrate

The Prince of Wales opening the Mersey Tunnel

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